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HANDGUN
SELECTION

Priorities in the Selection of the Defensive Handgun

1. Reliability

2. Ergonomics

3. Other Size Factors

4. Revolver vs. Semi-auto (Autoloader)

Three similar Smith & Wesson Centennial revolvers, from top to bottom, wear the original factory grip with a Tyler T-Grip adapter, hand-carved Boot Grips from Craig Spegel and the discontinued Pachmayr Compac Professional grip. (Photo from Defensive Use of Firearms: Revised and Updated, copyright © 2010, by Defensive Use of Firearms, LLC.) While not showing the differences among the sizes and shapes of the three interchangeable "backstrap" options on Smith & Wesson's M&P pistols, this photo (borrowed from Gunblast.com) gives a pretty good idea of how they install on the frame of the pistol. The T-handle rod secures the insert of the user's choice.

5. Hammer-Fired vs. Striker-Fired Pistols

6. Caliber or Power

7. Problems with Lightweight and "Ultralight" Handguns

8. Consistency

9. Revolvers Make Poor Shotguns

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