I recall reading a thread on here a few months ago where someone mentioned how "feel" of a handgun was over rated.
I often here people talking about choosing a gun primarily about how it feels. I think that is a silly idea, like selecting a pickup truck based upon how comfortable the seat is, and not its capabilities. The feel of a handgun or grip comfort is just a single component to consider when purchasing a gun, and in my opinion less important than others. Just for example, here are some things I think should be considered when purchasing a handgun for self defense (in no particular order, and not a complete list).
- Size (concealability requirements)
- Magazine Capacity
- Grip Comfort
- Reliability (track record, historical evidence)
I've found that grip comfort can change with time and experience with different handguns. I used to hate the feel of Glocks, but now prefer them to most handguns because that is what I'm used to shooting.
Do you think that handgun "feel" or grip comfort is overrated?
What is your primary criteria for handgun selection ?
Just my opinions of course!