Quick Tip: What’s “Good Enough” for a Self-Defense Pistol?

Almost everybody who owns a gun, especially a handgun, says that at least one reason for owning it is self-defense. But what constitutes a “good” self-defense gun? Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant is joined by special guest Hank Strange to talk about deciding what kind of daily carry / self-defense gun is right for you. With a daily carry gun, the size of the gun itself, the kind of holster you choose, and how you dress for your daily activities are all mission-critical considerations. This gun is typically carried concealed, so are you comfortable with your chosen carry method AND will it keep the gun properly concealed?

A good daily carry gun should (1) fit your hand, (2) have the largest possible ammo capacity in a gun that you can carry concealed, (3) be RELIABLE so it’ll work if you need it to defend yourself, and (4) come at a price you can afford. Hank talks about the price “floor” for a decent concealed carry pistol. Hint: you get what you pay for. But remember, there’s nothing wrong with a used gun. It’s great if you can test fire the gun before you buy it, to see how it handles and how it fits into your shooting style.

Hank and Caleb get a little confessional about their own favorite carry guns. The Glock® 43, SIG P226 Legion, Walther PPS, Browning Hi-Power, and Springfield Hellcat come up in the discussion. Factory stock, as it came out of the box, or with upgrades? How many rounds should you shoot through a carry gun before you’re sure it’s rock-solid reliable? A J-frame revolver’s a great carry gun, especially for women, right? Is a cheap gun like a Hi-Point a good investment? The guys’ opinions on these topics may surprise you! They also weigh in on gun store kibitzers (every store seems to have at least one, doesn’t it?).

For more Strange goings on, visit Hank’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9YzzLkk0KnH5TdGQCbrL1A

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