Snurd wrote:1911's are awesome too, but they are heavy. I usually carry a Glock over the 1911 because of the weight issue.
jktseug wrote:You should see if you can find and shoot a lot of different guns and find one that feels comfortable for you. I would suggest a different gun than most otheres here. Some people like sig, some like glock, springfield. It is a very personal choice. I say practice a lot, learn your gun before you carry it in your business, esp for self defense and always be aware where everybody is at. Welcome!
Guns are definitely a personal choice. What works for one may not for another. I have really liked the Sigs that I've had, but don't currently have one now. I really like Glock. I currently carry one of those after work. I carry a Ruger LCR during work and love how light it is. 1911's are awesome too, but they are heavy. I usually carry a Glock over the 1911 because of the weight issue.
Make sure that you buy what fits you and is comfortable to shoot, or you probably won't carry it.
quychang wrote:Welcome John. You might try the rental counter at Impact guns. The one in Ogden will do a "try before you buy deal" where they will let you take a gun (or two depending on who's on the desk) and will give you 5 rounds of ammo per gun. They also give you free use of the range. After you try the ones you have, they are very lenient about letting you trade them out and try different guns. All on their dime. I know 5 rounds isn't going to be enough to decide, but it's enough to know if you hate a gun or not. Just a thought, I'm pretty much in the same boat you are, waiting on permit, but I do own a .22 pistol that I've been practicing with while I wait.
Oh, after you narrow down your list of guns, you can buy a box of ammo from them, rent the range, and they will let you swap out rental guns. Gives you a chance to get a better feel for what you want. They've pretty much earned my business, assuming they have a Sig p229 in 9mm in stock when I'm ready to put down my cash.
TriciaDodge wrote:Welcome to UCC. I agree with the others, try out as many hand guns as you can and see what fits you best. Both to shoot and carry.Snurd wrote:1911's are awesome too, but they are heavy. I usually carry a Glock over the 1911 because of the weight issue.
Snurd, What's the matter? Not "man" enough to carry a "heavy" gun?
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