Ever heard of Stendhal syndrome? It’s a condition sparked by too much choice. You’ll find sufferers in front of the spaghetti sauce section of your local supermarket, standing there, staring. Gun stores too. No surprise there. An aspiring gun carrier must choose from dozens of potential guns, a bewildering choice of brands, calibers, barrel lengths, actions and trigger types. Gun store salesmen are notoriously bad at helping customers navigate this thicket. So let me make this easy . . .
First, know this: I’m going to give you one choice. That’s it. Once you make that choice, I’m going to tell you what to buy. TTAG readers, gun salesmen and gunnie friends will howl. So be it. You will not regret following my advice.
One more thing: if you expose yourself to new guns, shooting techniques and carry methods, you may outgrow your first carry gun (although it will still be extremely useful). If you don’t — and there’s no law that says you have to — you’ll be fine. M’kay?
1. The gun
Here’s your one and only choice: a semi-automatic pistol or a revolver?
A semi-automatic pistol (as above) has a “magazine” (bullet holder thingie) that you fill with …Read the Rest
Source:: Truth About Guns