Cock Thumb, or Thumb Cock? You decide.
Looking at a .40, compact, for home defense. Which make/model and why? Im familiar with most of the big name offerings.
ive fired glock, sig, and h&k, i dont recall specifially which models, other than they were all .40. from what i remember i did like the h&k and glock.There are lots and lots of opinions as well as lots and lots of fanboys. Turns out most major brands make good products.
What I think you should do is to go to a gun shop and "try some on". See how they fit your hands. To make a gun the best for you it has you fit your hand so that it points naturally as an extension of your arm. If it doesn't fit your hand so that you have to twist your wrist to the side or up or down to line the sights up you are not going to hit well - especially not in a stressed situation. The controls need to feel natural to you too.
This means that you guys may be better off getting two guns since you probably have different sized hands.
So anyway, go try some on, see which fit you, then report back before buying
Also, FWIW - if you are only going to use it for home defense and not concealed carry consider going for a full size instead of compact.
Best bang for the buck in my opinion are the CZs. Top notch quality at a lower price and they are precise as hell. They are "only" 9mm but that will get a bad guy dead too with proper ammo. Plus their full sized guns have 18 round mags.ive fired glock, sig, and h&k, i dont recall specifially which models, other than they were all .40. from what i remember i did like the h&k and glock.
I guess what im asking is, what are the current models, decently priced $500 +-, so i know what to ask to pick when i test drive them. :cheers
Full sizes will always be more precise and easier to shoot, especially for follow-up shots since the recoil is less - higher, more forward weight and a longer line of sight.you mean legal CC? i live in CA remember :lol .. isnt the argument, full size are going to be more accurate, easier to shoot etc, due to weight and barrel length?
i know people who are responsible gun owners, who carry without permits. rather caught with, than dead without is what they say. Would i ever try my luck on carrying, probably not.
thanks for that, a revolver may be the 2nd purchase, to keep stashed somewhere in the house.I don't know how your wife is on tech and even interest in actually learning to shoot - but often for people that aren't "into" shooting, a revolve may be a better self defense choice. Yes, you have a lower ammo capacity but it's the easiest thing in the world to operate and it won't jam. Just point and pull the trigger, no safety to remember. If you get a misfire, just pull the trigger again.