- Jun 5, 2008
Unfortunately the 3 closest ranges are all about 45min. drives and they are just ranges. Might be able to find something 90 or 120mins. out but that's a long way to drive for what is most likely a limited selection of guns.EDC is such a personal thing. What will work for me may not work for you and vice versa.
This is what I would do. Go to a range and ask them to let you handle different guns and if possible, do fire off a few rounds to see how that gun would response in your own hand. See how you like a particular gun and how it feels in your hand. I may like "X" gun because it fits me but that same "X" gun may not work for your at all because your hand is bigger/smaller. I like Glock 26 but Walther fits in my hand a little better so my next hand gun would be it.
Another thing, do you like gun with safety? I would not but it is just me. As I say, it is a personal choice/refer.
I'm not sure about wanting a safety. The main reason I got the double action was so I could have the extra safety of the DA if I wanted it. It's also cool that I can practice with heavier action plus no need to rack the slide to shoot again. The downside is if I needed to shoot the pistol in an emergency in DA the first shot would be DA and the next would be SA. Practicing with it that way would help but in stressful a situation things can change and I understand that one can tend to pull harder on the trigger. I guess if I got a pistol with a safety it would need to be easy/automatic to use when drawing the gun.