The Ideal Sidearm?

My Desert Eagle – The Best Zombie Engine Block Killer I’ve Got!  Zero’d at 100 meters.

Which sidearm, revolver or pistol, would qualify as ‘THE‘ ideal in a national contest of all the sidearms available today?  That’s a tough question.  Or is it?

We all have our favorites and can justify our choices to any ‘naysayer,’ right??

Smith, Sig, Glock, Beretta, Colt, Ruger, Kahr, etc, etc, etc, etc!

Mag fed, wheel gun, long barrel, short barrel, adjustable trigger, after market, etc, etc, etc, etc!

50AE, .45ACP, 10mm, 9mm, .357 Mag, 44 Mag, .38 Special, .380, 25 Auto, etc, etc, etc, etc!

And I’m sure there’d be no shortage of folks able to rank all the sidearms they’ve ever owned or shot as to their place in the ‘ideal’ line up.

What we can’t do a great majority of the time, is answer the question understandably and simply, ‘Which is THE ideal sidearm?’

Until now.

And, this choice of sidearm has been mentioned countless times to countless audiences, friends, students and acquaintances before by countless people steeped in common sense, even though various authors, experts, and shooting writers fail to simply acknowledge this simple truth as they discover, debate, and judge, ‘the next IDEAL sidearm.’

Which is THE ideal sidearm?

The one that’s in your hand, loaded, and ready to employ against the threat you’re facing.


Once you know that, everything else falls into place, because no matter what your personal choice is, you’ll be doing dry fire drills, live fire, ammunition experimentation, mag change drills, and so forth, so when it IS in your hand, you’ll use it effectively, no matter who made it or what type of sidearm it happens to be.

2 thoughts on “The Ideal Sidearm?

  1. anonymous

    I guess it depends on what your threat is. Bear – Moose – Cattle require a big bore high power handgun. Personnel who intend to do you harm, especially in groups hunting YOU – large magazine capacity is not a bad idea.

    But I do agree whatever you have in your hand and loaded is far better than the perfect handgun Gun Guru All Odin recommends in the safe at home. Assess the worst case and go from there.

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