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Top 3 Handguns for Self Defense in 2017

Posted by on 6/26/2017 to Self Defense

It took a horrible act of terrorism for people of America to realize the importance of self-defense. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Larry Prat of the Gun Owners of America put it best in his article when he stated, "One of the good things that have occurred in the wake of the murderous terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, has been that a growing number of Americans are realizing the importance of self-defense. Important, because more than ever people are realizing that the government cannot protect them." The reason to start off so bluntly is that, even with this realization, lots of people are still scared to learn how to use handguns for self-defense. If it comes down to it, knowing this skill can be a lifesaving skill. That is the purpose of this article, to inform you as much as possible of the best handguns for learning this skill. With all of that said, here are the top three handguns for self-defense.

M&P Shield

Add this gun along with the best holster for M&P Shield that you can find, and this gun might be the one for learning self-defense. Especially when talking about the new M2.0 40 s&w pistol by Smith & Wesson, the M&P has complete shoot ability. With a light trigger yet an aggressive feel, this gun is all packed together put into a slim, lightweight pistol the size of your hand. An easy go to for learning gun safety.

Springfield XDS

For this gun, Springfield-Armory.com asks you these questions, "Can a pistol small enough to carry every day have all the features, performance, and power you would find in a full-size handgun? Can the ergonomics be so superior that range time is a pleasure rather than a chore? Could you actually look forward to shooting your carry pistol?" This is the perfect gun for beginners but also amateurs alike. Much like the previous gun, the Springfield XDS has a smooth and crisp XD-S Single Stack trigger. This is an easy gun to use for learning self-defense. You probably would like to find the best gun belt to carry this stylish gun on.

Glock 43

Perhaps the most recognizable name on this list, the G43 is an engineering marvel for guns when looking at how all the parts of the gun make it what it is. This new 9mm pistol was designed to be ultra- concealable, accurate and is of easy use for all shooters no matter what hand size you have. On that reason alone, is why many should turn to the G43 for self-defense using handguns.

Final Thoughts

To not be taught in the art of self-defense, especially when it comes to using handguns, is far more dangerous than knowing how to use a gun at all. If the situation should ever arise where you would need to use a gun, which does happen, you would in some ways be asking for danger. Needless to say, it is a necessity to learn how to use handguns for self-defense. With that said, take comfort in knowing that these top three guns will provide an easy transition into knowing how to use a handgun. Once you know this art, it's not as scary as you would think.

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