If you think that a small, reliable, and easy to conceal pistol could be a lifesaver for you and your family, then this article is for you.
This pistol must be easy to shoot without too many slide controls to confuse the shooter. The caliber should not be too heavy as to frighten the shooter or cause the shooter to develop poor shooting habits.
Before you buy any pistol, do your homework and study to find out which pistol is right for you. There are hundreds of pistols out in the marketplace, and each have their good points and their bad points. Also, each person has their own private requirements, needs, and wants for their private concealed carrying pistol.
No one person can make this choice for you; you must do it yourself. And you need a lot of things in order to make the right decision.
That is why the following list was made up to assist you in gathering information that could help you in the search for this pistol.
1. The Caliber of the Handgun
The caliber of the pistol should be no smaller than 9mm and no larger than 45ACP. If all you have is a .22, 32ACP, or a 380ACP and you cannot afford another handgun, then you must use what you have for a concealed carry weapon.
2. Overall Size of the Pistol
If you are of small build, then a large pistol would be a little difficult to hide, but not impossible. Here a small pistol would work better.
If the person is of a large build, this individual could conceal a smaller or a larger pistol without too much trouble. The longer the barrel the better the shooter can sight the pistol on the target. The smaller the barrel the less sighting area for the shooter.
3. The Weight of the Pistol
The lighter the pistol, the easier and the longer the average person can carry this weapon comfortably.
The heavier the pistol the quicker the average person begins to feel the weight of the pistol and begins to get uncomfortable.
Remember the trade-off here; the lighter the pistol the more felt recoil. Heavier pistols will have less recoil.
Here you must decide between comfort of carrying and how the pistol will actually feel when you need to shoot it.