Selecting the handgun that is right for youWhat to Buy? That is the questionAsk yourself these questions?1. What will you do with this gun?
2. What are your physical abilities or limitations?
Hand, finger and upper body strength have an affect on the gun you select.
Can you pull a 10 to 15 lb double action revolver trigger pull?
Can you manually operate the slide on a semi auto?
Can you control the recoil of the shot?
Can you hold the gun at arms length?
3. Which gun best fits your hands?
The fit between the pistol and the hand affect how well you shoot. Because accuracy reliesheavily on trigger control it is best if the trigger finger places properly on the trigger when thepistols backstrap is centered in the web of the hand
4. How much time will you commit to mastering the handgun?
A revolver is simple and easy to operate, therefore requiring less skill and time to master theweapon. A pistol (semi-auto) requires more time to learn to operate, load and unload. While qualitysemi autos are very reliable, the shooter should know how to deal with potential semi autooperational problems, such as fail to fire, double feed, stove piping, failure to eject and failureto feed. All semi autos require that you proof fire the ammunition you will carry for self defense toverify the operational reliability of the ammunition.
5. How will you carry the handgun?
Combination of all above