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Old 12-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #11
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Stopping power comes after hitting your target. Hitting your target, comes after becoming proficient with your handgun. Proficiency comes after practice. Practice comes after selecting a handgun that is comfortable in YOUR hands. Just because it's "great" for someone else, doesn't mean it will be "great" for you. Shop for a handgun like you do for shoes.... TRY 'EM ON... handle as many as you can... THEN start a list of possibles. If you can, rent, or shoot one that you're interested in before you buy. Start out with buying a used .22 to develop fundamentals, THEN move up in caliber. Do NOT get wrapped up in the caliber wars. Caliber doesn't count until your bullet hits your point of aim. A hit with a .22 beats a miss with a .45. Remember there is a trade-off with handguns... longer barrel, larger weapon, more weight... translates to less perceived recoil. Small weapon, short barrel, light weight... translates to more perceived recoil.

With the right belt/holster combination, you can carry virtually handgun.

Shopping is good... have fun....

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:40 PM   #12
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I've handled all the guns in my list but the G20 in a 10mm multiple times and shot them more times than I can count. I am very proficient with them all. My only thing is I'm 5 10 and a slender build so I can't carry a massive gun around without it being known in some way shape or form

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