On average out of every 10 students or shooters I deal with, about 3 or 4 have a newly purchased handgun they are trying to shoot they are not comfortable with, and are not able to shoot it safely or accurately. Let me clarify I am not referring to a beginner student that just does not know how to shoot. Im talking about someone that purchases a gun because they think it will be a good gun for them by reviews, price, looks, or a recommendation. Don’t get me wrong, all those reasons are very important and yes, those subjects need to be researched however; all the “research” in the world will not tell you if that particular gun will be comfortable for you to shoot.
I am going to gear this toward the selection of concealed handguns for protection through concealed carry. This is important because there is a huge difference between a full size frame you might use for target practice verses a gun made small enough for you to carry on or about your person throughout your daily activities.
If you are a beginner my advice is to learn how to shoot a handgun 1st, before you purchase a handgun for concealed carry purposes. By using the comparison between a rifle(long gun) vs. a handgun(short gun) we know a long gun is way more accurate than a pistol at longer distances. The same deduction can be made comparing a full size pistol with a longer barrel to a smaller concealed carry pistol with a shorter barrel.
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