Sunday, April 1, 2007

The Best Gun for Concealed Carry

Everyone has their opinion on the best Concealed Carry gun. Should it be a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol? Should it be a mouse gun or a 45 ACP? The variables are endless and the spectrum is wide.

Most experts say carry enough gun. Of course enough gun means enough power to stop an attack, hopefully with one shot.

Most believe the minimum for carry is a 9mm and the maximum is a 45 ACP, .44 Special or 45 Long Colt. In general the gun with most stopping power is the one with the greatest bore diameter.

After years reading about the issue and many years of shooting and learning defensive techniques, I am unequivocally convinced that a great choice in concealed carry guns are:

Glocks will outlast their owners, are easy to clean and are comparatively inexpensive (compared to the typical 1911, Sig., or H&K)

When the weather is hot and light clothing is the norm, something even smaller is called for.

Given the choice of carrying nothing or enough gun, I will choose "as much" gun as I can conceal. A good choice is a small all steel double action only pocket pistol in .32ACP, the Guardian from North American Arms.

It holds 7 + 1 rounds. It's strictly a point and shoot tool but its double action only, no safety to manipulate, no exposed hammer, and reliable.

Of course, these are just a few of your options. But, when it comes to your life you have to be sure what you carry will do the job. So whatever you carry, make sure you can be confident it will go bang when you need it to.

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