Yay! A gun thread that actually starts off as a gun thread. Here are some commonsense tips for anyone who is unfamiliar with firearms but is contemplating buying a handgun. The original title of the article is “Tips for Women Buying Their First Handgun”, but the tips Ms. Foxwell offers are not really gender specific and would apply equally to men and women.
You get what you pay for and you also pay for what you get.
There are a few misnomers out there but largely a solid, reliable pistol will cost in- between $400-$600 and slightly less for a revolver. You may have to do a bit of shopping but there is no reason to stray outside of your budget.
A week after I decided to purchase a handgun, I bought a pistol for $250 and I thought it was an amazing deal. After going to the range to shoot my new gun I decided I hated handguns period. It took a year to find out I simply did not own the right handgun for me.
The simpler it is to break down and clean your firearm the more often you will do it, and that makes for a reliable firearm.
I fell in love with a gun when I saw my first Kimber. However it was complex to disassemble and that meant it would be a very dirty gun if it were mine. Maintenance is much of what makes the difference in reliability. Be honest with yourself; if it makes you nuts to put it back together how often will you take it apart? Buy something simple to use and maintain.
Read the entire article here. Hat tip The Daily Caller