I'd also vote for the rifle, due to range, accuracy, versatility, and just preferring long guns over handguns, especially when the handgun is a Dan Wesson. I know this is a prejudiced view, but the DWs lock up mechanism has always seemed awkward for any situation where even a possibility of fast reloads may be a consideration. So for range use if you just want one, it makes sense. However, the rifle will get you more range for hunting use and speed for defensive use. I see the rifle as a win-win, and I am not considering the monetary or resale value as if you have been wanting both for years, then the satisfaction either will give you (hopefully) exceeds the price you pay or would get by flipping these.