There are several questions that come up often enough to make it to the article’s section of the website. One of those that gets tossed around on the internet forums always concerns the best caliber available for a handgun. It is normally framed around the question of using a handgun for Concealed Carry. For Concealed Carry, we advocate using the cartridge that you are most comfortable shooting. However, if you are looking for your first large caliber (not 22lr) you should look at any of the major entries in 9mm. While it may or may not be the best caliber for every application, its cost and low recoil make it a perfect gun for newer shooters. Check out a more in depth description in Newbie Primer 2 under the articles section.