Choosing THE handgun is a bit like buying shoes. Ever bought shoes over the 'net? Yeah, mine didn’t fit exactly right either. In the shoe store you try them on, walk around a bit. You want to adopt a similar approach in the Gun Shop. This is the Real Gun Control check list for a firearms purchase.
And just like at the animal shelter, one of them will call your name. "Pick me! Pick me!" You have found YOUR gun!
Be willing to listen to advice. Weigh it carefully. And be ready to dig your heels in and ignore it! This is going to be YOUR gun, not their’s. Do you let your boyfriend, or the salesman, or your friends pick which shoes are the most comfortable?
On the other hand, don’t sweat blood over your decision either. You can always trade it in on a different one if you don’t choose perfectly on your first purchase. And you may find you have picked the perfect gun for all day carry in jeans and a sweat shirt, but it is useless for carrying in shorts and a T-shirt. Or your concealed carry gun makes the ideal home defense gun, and is not so great for all day wear. Well, maybe eventually you might need another. After all, who wears just one pair of shoes?