Applying spec numbers to real life for newb

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    Applying spec numbers to real life for newb

    I am looking at the Glock website and they list a bunch of specs such as:

    -weight
    -line of sight
    -trigger pull
    -trigger travel
    -barrel height
    etc

    For a newb, these specs are hard to apply to real life.

    Is there a place that will tell me averages, or normals, or what a certain value means subjectively such as these hypothetical examples:

    "Wow, a trigger pull of 6lbs - that would be used for ______ purpose, and the user should expect to be tired after a few dozen rounds"
    or
    "a barrel length of 150mm - definitely a large gun that would not be suitable for _____ uses and would normally be only seen used for _____"
    or
    "an all up weight of 0.5kg - extremely light gun, no good as a _____ but would do well as concealed carry"

    Thanks

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    You really need to get to a gun shop and put your hands on various models...reading about them isn't going to do much for you.
    You want to try trigger pull...go 'click' a Glock (4-5#) trigger, then pull a S & W revolver (10-12#) trigger...then you'll understand the difference. (Note: Trigger pull involves both distance and pounds...for you to find the one you like.)

    What someone else likes may not be your cup of tea...gotta' get to a gun shop and look around.

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    OK sounds reasonable.
    I like to research before I go looking, as much as poss.

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    + 1 on what the retsupt99 said.
    Also take a trip to a range and rent different gun to shoot and get a good feel for them as well.

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