“What’s the best handgun for a new shooter?” How many times have you heard that asked? Some of the worst answers you’ll hear to that question get tossed over the sales counter at your local gun store.
The answer, of course, is there is no “best” gun for a new shooter. Instead, there’s the “right” gun for each new gun owner…which is dependent on on a range of criteria specific to each person. The most important consideration, of course, is how the prospective gun owner intends to use the firearm they want to buy.
Once that question is answered, you can then start to narrow the field of possibilities based on a number of factors.
Aimee and Ernest Langdon of Langdon Tactical Technology have produced this easy-to-digest, common sense guide for noobs and first-time gun buyers who are looking for their first handgun.
In short, it’s a really good idea to think about what it is you want before heading to the store. What they suggest researching and thinking about in the buying process include . . .
- Size of the gun
- How it feels in the hand
- Reach to the trigger (length of pull)
- Iron sights or red dot
- Striker fired or hammer fired
Watch their video above. Is there anything you think should be changed or added to what they advise?