Good article here.
I am inclined to recommend a full-size pistol or a full-size revolver as a first gun.
- Configuring Your Snub Nosed Revolver for Concealed Carry (gunsafetyblog.com)
- Which pocket rocket? .380 Pistol or .38 Special Revolver? (gunsafetyblog.com)
- Selecting Defensive Revolver Ammunition (gunsafetyblog.com)
- Concealed Carry Pistols (richpriestblog.wordpress.com)
- Ladies – here’s some good advice (hsoi.com)
- Transitioning to the Backup Gun (gunsafetyblog.com)
We’ve all seen it in a gun shop. Maybe we’ve even been the recipient of the sales pitch.
“Looking for a first gun, huh? Well you can’t go wrong with a .38 snub nose revolver. We have this super lightweight titanium model here, weighs next to nothing. Here, let me get you some +P+ rounds for it…”
I’m not sure when the snub nose revolver became the de-facto choice for a first gun, or why gun shops push them in this role so hard. You see them especially pushed on women.
However, mastering a snub nose, especially one of the newer, ultra-light weight models, especially with high pressure loads, is one of the hardest things to master. It requires tons of practice with a gun that really isn’t too much fun to shoot. This is especially true of more modern revolvers which often incorporate additional internal safeties which makes the…
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