After Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will participate in the mad rush of Black Friday. I’ll be buying stuff online… There’s not a chance you’ll find me out at the stores waiting in those crazy long lines.
If you’re lucky, one of the items you’ll be buying this Christmas season is a gun for a loved one, or for yourself. (I had a friend over this weekend show me the newest gun he bought his wife… his wife sure owns a lot of guns.)
If you’re getting a new gun for yourself or a loved one, the questions that always come up are, “What gun is best for me as a new shooter?” Or, “What gun would be best for my daughter who just got her first apartment and is living alone?”
Well… if you get on the internet to try and find the best gun you’ll no doubt come across forum after forum about why “Glock’s suck” or “why 1911’s are the worst concealed carry gun” or why “Ruger is the only gun to buy.”
My point is, people love to debate which gun is the best and they’ll be doing it until the end of time.
The thing to remember is that all of us are different, with different heights, and different sized hands, which is why folks like all different types of handguns. And, if you’re a gun guy like me, you probably own several guns and just feel like carrying different guns at different times.
For instance, over the years I’ve carried a 1911, Glock 19, Sig Sauer P226, Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson M&P, Smith & Wesson snubby Revolver… and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a gun or two.
But, the bottom line is, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you MUST carry a 1911 or MUST carry a Glock. Go to the shooting range and try several different guns and find the gun that works best for you. Pay no mind to what your friends say or what the gun store guy says because you’re the one who’s going to use it.