I had the opportunity to teach an NRA First Steps class Friday to two of my friends.  When I woke up Friday morning I was a little concerned about my “rain or shine” policy because it was nasty weather.  By the afternoon things had cleared up, and we were fortunate enough to have a wonderful day at the range.

One question that was asked was, “what type of gun should I get?”  As you know there are several great options for someone looking for the all around gun.  I’ve argued before that the Glock 19 may be my favorite Glock.  You won’t go wrong with any of the S&W M&P line or the Springfield XD.  When I mentioned one of the guns above, my friend said he didn’t know why, but he just didn’t like the gun.  That reminded me that you must never believe the hype because the worst gun is the gun you didn’t like but you bought because someone talked you into it.

When you look to buy a gun there are some undeniably better guns than others.  However, with the top makers you really can’t go wrong.  Find one you will be happy with, trust, proud to own, and excited to shoot.  You won’t be disappointed.  Do not buy a gun because JeffJeff2@mcc told you to.  Do not buy a gun because American Handgunner had it as a feature.  Research your options and buy what you like.

By the way, I really put the Wild Things Tactical Soft Shell through the paces.  It was raining, windy and about 40 degrees all day.  Expensive stuff, but it works!