What Is The Best Handgun For Beginners?


Question 3: What Is My Budget

Oh boy, the budget question. If this is your first firearm purchase, it’s likely not to be your last. Shooting is an expensive hobby, and concealed carry is a serious thing. What’s my point? Whether you’re just looking to hit the range or you’re looking to be a serious concealed carrier, be prepared to spend some money.

Especially with concealed carry, you’ll want to purchase a firearm that has a great reputation and one that you can trust with your life. With so many great firearms to choose from, it’s not… necessarily necessary… to spend a ton of money on a carry firearm. However, it’s best to stay away from the lower-end firearms out there.

Not to get off track, but budget is an important part of firearm ownership. Just as you’ll be spending money on firearms, you’ll also be spending money on food for those firearms; Ammunition and cleaning supplies. Practicing is always an important thing and if you’re practicing on a regular basis, you’ll be purchasing ammunition on a regular basis as well.

The bottom line here is this: Don’t be afraid to spend a little more on a quality firearm. If taken care of, it will provide you with a lifetime of service and will still be around to hand down to your kids.

Question 4: How Does It Feel

The feel of a firearm in your hand is an important thing. Many times, if you’re checking a few out at the gun shop, you’ll know –as soon as you pick it up– if it’s going to be a good fit for you. There’s just something about wrapping your hands around the grip of a fantastic-feeling firearm.


With these questions and a trip (or two or ten) to the gun shop, you’ll find the perfect firearm in no time. Don’t rush the purchase and make sure that you do your research. Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few serious contenders, check them out as much as you can. If you’re able, try them out at a range. It’s the best way to fall in love quickly.

About Brandon

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.