Sorry if reposted. I didn't think that it went through the first time... First off, I'm new. I made this account specifically to make this request, one I'm sure you probably get quite a bit: I'm looking for advice in purchasing a handgun. Bit of info to maybe get you experts thinking- I'm not new to guns. I grew up with them, but have never bought one myself. The pistols I've used the most growing up were a S&W .38 Special, Glock 20 10mm AUTO and a .22 Browning Buckmark. I was very partial to the Glock. I'm looking into getting a pistol now for defense. In two months I'm moving to Anchorage, AK. I'm going back to school there and have been thinking of starting up a freelance computer repair business. I'd be going out to people locales to work and would operate out of my house. Thing is, other people have told me, and I agree, that perhaps it would be beneficial to have a weapon in my car that I could put on my person should I be called out to a place that gave a bad impression. Which isn't to mention, it is a city, has a relatively high crime rate, non-existent gun laws, and is... well... Alaska. Alright, now you know what it is for, now let's see if you can tailor it to me! I want something that is able to be concealed on my person. I was thinking of a shoulder rig, but I don't know. I also need something that is made for large hands. I'm 6'6", 280 (hence why I've not thought about guns much until my next move). My hands aren't fat, no fat fingers. Just big with long fingers. I've a large frame, so take that into account for where I would keep such a weapon on my person. I'd prefer a caliber with some heft, just out of personal preference. I've always liked the weight of such things. Other than that, I'm right handed. Prefer an automatic over a revolver. Is there an advantage to a double action pistol? Is the function the same as in revolvers? I'd also like to be able to practice with the weapon such that I don't have to spend a great deal on ammunition. I'll update this if I think of anything else. Thanks in advance for your help in getting me started.