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Old 04-28-2012, 03:51 AM   #21
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there are really too many pistols in your price range to make that type of choice, plus what works for one person, might not be the best choice for you. some like semi autos, some like revolvers, some like compacts, some like full size, and so on.

best way to determine what's best for you is to try out as many as you can. if possible go to a gun shop or range and shoot some. if this isn't possible, then just try them out for how well they fit your hand. the better it fills your hand, the better in accuracy you will achieve. if you find something that you really like and if it falls out of your budget, then either save up for the difference or look for one used.

when you have made a decision on the one that suits you, and have bought it, then go to the range and practice, practice and then practice some more. then learn how to maintain and clean it. this is important, as a poorly maintained firearm isn't something one should depend on in a life threatening situation. also don't just carry it and leave it at that. practice on a regular basis, say at least once a month. remember, if you are carrying concealed, it's your life that could be at stake and the amount of money spent once a month on ammo could make all the difference if your life is in danger.

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Yep, this could open up a firestorm and perhaps the best advice so far is get something you are comfortable with and something you can hit the target with. I've carried just about anything you can think of over the last 55 years and do have my favorites and my not so favorites. My hands are good sized but my fingers are short so I am not a fan of large caliber double stack pistol grip magazines. Smaller caliber is fine. Likewise, having had a bad episode with scarlet fever when I was a kid and having a lot of scar tissue on my hands, synthetic frame grips slide around too much on recoil, despite a firm grip. Sooo?? I favor heavily textured/checkered or rubberized grips.

It just depends on your situation for comfort.

Next would be the decision maker. Can you actually hit the target with the firearm you choose? Noise and caliber are nothing if you can't hit what you aim at and that leads to the absolute requirement to get as much range time as possible with your chosen firearm.

Best of luck on your decisions

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Yep, this could open up a firestorm and perhaps the best advice so far is get something you are comfortable with and something you can hit the target with. I've carried just about anything you can think of over the last 55 years and do have my favorites and my not so favorites. My hands are good sized but my fingers are short so I am not a fan of large caliber double stack pistol grip magazines. Smaller caliber is fine. Likewise, having had a bad episode with scarlet fever when I was a kid and having a lot of scar tissue on my hands, synthetic frame grips slide around too much on recoil, despite a firm grip. Sooo?? I favor heavily textured/checkered or rubberized grips.

It just depends on your situation for comfort.

Next would be the decision maker. Can you actually hit the target with the firearm you choose? Noise and caliber are nothing if you can't hit what you aim at and that leads to the absolute requirement to get as much range time as possible with your chosen firearm.

Best of luck on your decisions

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I have to agree here. I'm 5'9 and 155lbs. I carry a Glock 20 (full size 10mm) because I shoot more accurately with this than I do any of my other pistols.

I have bigger friends that prefer compact. I have smaller friends that prefer full size Glocks, Sigs and 1911s. It just boils down to what are you most comfortable with (as far as shooting and handling) that you are also accurate with. That defines what the best carry gun is.
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Huckleberry posted this thread about 4 years ago. How the heck did this get dredged up to give him more advice now? I'm pretty sure he decided on a carry firearm by now.

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Huckleberry posted this thread about 4 years ago. How the heck did this get dredged up to give him more advice now?
i never even noticed that!
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Huckleberry posted this thread about 4 years ago. How the heck did this get dredged up to give him more advice now? I'm pretty sure he decided on a carry firearm by now.
Missed that. We don't need a zombie thread when no one is asking a question.
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