Does Size Matter?

October 18th, 2007  

Dr. Piazza,

I have a dilemma.  I presently do not own a hand gun (or shotgun, rifle,etc).  I have been in the market for a hand gun for some 2-3 months now.  (I am new to this whole idea).  I am researching all that I can to ensure that I purchase the right firearm for me (I have rented and tried a 9mm, .40 & .45).  I have tried the sub-compact & compact models (really like the Sig Sauer).  Some friends have told to buy whatever is comfortable for me and I am not too sure of that advice, as I want something comfortable, but something that has some stopping power, too.

Okay, here is where I am at.  Does it really matter so long as I can hit the part of the ‘target’ I want to hit?  I mean it’s like, “size doesn’t matter” (LOL).

Through proper training (as in your courses), does it only come down to what I am comfortable with?

As you see, not only am I looking to purchase the proper firearm, but also looking for the proper training.  I want to take on an effective (and accurate) approach with my future purchase.

(I apologize for the ‘rambling’ but this is the quick way to state my questions)

Thank you, in advance, for your feedback!



Our motto is “Any Gun Will Do-IF You Will Do!”  Meaning the weapon is not as important as the person holding it.

We train you to be the weapon and your firearms is just a tool.

With that said, there are some better choices and they are based on reliability and ease us use.

We like the Glock, Springfield XD, and 1911 for those reasons.  Others will work well to, but these three types of handguns are the easiest to use.

The larger the caliber, the better the stopping power, so a .45 or .40 is better than a 9mm.

My suggestion is that you come out and take a course with us, rent a Glock from us and allow us to train YOU so you can then pick up any handgun and know what we know.


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