Handgun Choices for Today
time, in the future that we envision, a handgun is a "must
What would be a good but affordable choice
Gone are the days when you could get a surplus CZ,
Makarov, or a police trade in Smith and Wesson 38 in good condition for
Tokarovs are still available for $200 but there is
zero 7.62x25 ammo available.
decent, yet affordable, today is going to cost you $300- $400.
and Wessons and used Glocks are currently the three main decent
I think the choices should be limited to the calibers
of 38special, 40SandW, and 9mm. I'd pick the 40 myself, but everyone's got to
make their own choice. These three, because of their general overall
availability. Stay away from all calibers that, during panic ammo buying, have
gotten a reputation for sky high prices and unavailability. Some examples are
9x18, 32acp, 7.62x25 and the 380.
JandG sales starting at: $320 for a 9mm.
at JandG sales are: model 22 starting at $379.00 (40 cal.)
Wesson 9mm semi for $340.
ammo for whatever you buy. Ideally you should practice on a regular basis.
Prices and availability prohibit many from doing as much as they should. Dry
firing does help improve you ability. Here, Amazon has a large selection of reasonably priced snap
The ammo situation is better than it was a year or six
months ago. Always check out the Wal-Mart shelves, sometimes they have a few
boxes when all the guys online are sold out. Hopefully prices continue downward
and availability continues to increase.
If there is a
pawn shop in your area, make sure you check it out. Also keep an eye out
for private individuals in your area that are selling a handgun.
Don't forget to get a holster, so that you are actually
carrying your handgun, at that future time of need. When ever you buy a
firearm, at that time, try to buy all the things that you will need. Extra mags
are one example.