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There is no topic more heavily debated across gun shop counters, at shooting ranges, during training courses and of course on the web that what is the perfect gun for _________? Â My favorite part of this debate is that people actually think there is a universal answer.
Today we will take a look at what criteria we should use to help us select the proper firearm for the job.
Purpose: Â What is that new blaster going to be used for?
We have to define the purpose of the firearm so that we can use that to determine the rest of the criteria.
Self-defense, home-defense and training are our focus here at SSA so we will stick in those areas. Â Keep your focus narrow.
The other questions to ask:
WhoÂ will be using the gun?
Finally we need to make sure that the following criteria are met:
- Acceptable reliability
- Simplicity of operation
- Appropriate caliber
There are some factors that DON’T really matter when it comes to choosing a firearm.
- Advice from your buddy
- Advice from behind the gun counter
- Advice from a web ninja who is probably a 14 year old who gets his info from first person shooters.