well i know ive made a million posts on trying to figure out what subcompact 9mm semi auto i want for concealed carry.
well a guy at my local shooting range may have changed my mind.
if heaven forbid i must ever use my gun, most likely it will be at very very close range and getting the gun out in front of me will most likely not be an option, not to mention if the bad guy knows what he is doing, how easily he can keep you from shooting him if you do manage to get it out in front of you and he isnt too far away. in any case, he showed me what he carries and what he practices for in the case that someone wants to rob him or beat him up or he turns a corner and all of a sudden there is a man with a knife to his throat, etc.
He suggests a S&W .38 j frame with laser. One can 'go for their wallet' in their back pocket begging not to be hurt and that the bad guy can have all his money, and of course instead of your wallet come out with the gun and shoot him right from your hip.
i really like that idea. and i think i may have to give in to the advantages of the revolver- your not screwed in case there is some kind of misfire or something. etc.
not to mention they are small and ,much easier to conceal with the curves- which is good as i have very little places to hide anything.
so what do you all think? is this a better option?
this would mean that what i carry is not what i usually shoot at the range- a good and a bad thing. and also would mean im gonna buy two guns- i still need my 9mm semiauto for at the range, i probably would just get 1 size bigger for that.
my main concern- iv never actually shot a revolver before, im going to next time im there, but from dry firing them and what i know, the trigger is hard to pull, and i have weak little hands. last problem i want to have to to have to pull out my gun and be too weak, trembly, hurt to pull the trigger.