posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 01:17 AM
The gun you need is the one you feel really good about, and the one that's with you all the time. Winter, Summer, Fall, and Spring.
Since this is your first conceal handgun, keep things simple. Smaller sometimes is more.
Go to a gun dealer, and ask to see the Ruger LCP. It's small, it's smooth for concealed carry, it's reliable, it's accurate, and it's
It shoots a .380 in a double action trigger pull.
Look, I carry a Kimber 1911 Ultra CDP II in .45 with a 3" barrel. Still, at the end of the day, I know it's there, and I'm still a bit limited on
how I must dress.
The Ruger LCP can be carried in your pocket.
It's a great weapon for starters, and great for women.
Start there. You're not going to be shooting car windows, making 150-meter long range shots, nor gunfighting in the Alaska polar regions where
everyone's wearing lots of thick skinned clothing.
The best part is that later, you can upgrade that Ruger LCP with a Crimson Trace laser. Ask the gundealer to show it to you. You'll love it when
you see it.
Everyone has favorites - everyone has prejudices - but everyone also needs a neutral starting point.
Over the Christmas holidays, both my sons on purchased LCP's, my neice bought one, my nephew's new wife bought one, and two friends bought them.
They love them.
Later, you can go bigger, but you'll never get anything as reliable, concealable, and simple to operate as the Ruger LCP.
There's a reason that they're selling a ****load of them as I write this.