Find Your Handgun: Take Our “Which Gun Is Right For Me Quiz”

June 7, 2023 11:10 pm
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Are you in the market for a handgun but don’t know where to start? Are you unsure of what kind of handgun would best suit your needs? Take our “Which Gun Is Right For Me Quiz”. In this blog, we will guide you through the steps of selecting the right handgun for you. From understanding your needs to choosing the right size and caliber, we’ve got it all covered.


Take the “Which Handgun is Right for Me Quiz”

By pinpointing your experience, preferences, and intended use, our quiz will hone in on a handgun for you. Don’t overlook this valuable step towards finding the best way to choose a handgun.


The right self-defense gun for me


Quiz: Finding the right self-defense handgun for me


1. What is your primary reason for considering a firearm?

  a) Personal protection at home

  b) Concealed carry while out in public

  c) Both

2. How experienced are you with firearms?

  a) I have no experience.

  b) I have some experience but would still consider myself an intermediate shooter.

  c) I am highly experienced.

3. What is your preferred method of carrying a firearm?

  a) Inside the waistband (IWB) holster

  b) Outside the waistband (OWB) holster

  c) Pocket carry or ankle carry

4. What is your preferred caliber for self-defense?

  a) .380 ACP or .38 Special

  b) 9mm or .40 S&W

  c) .45 ACP or .357 Magnum

5. How important is concealability to you?

  a) Very important, I want a firearm that is easily concealable.

  b) Somewhat important, but I am willing to compromise for more stopping power.

  c) Not important, I prioritize stopping power over concealability.

6. What is your preferred capacity for the firearm?

  a) 6-8 rounds

  b) 10-15 rounds

  c) 15+ rounds

7. How comfortable are you with recoil?

  a) I prefer minimal recoil.

  b) I can handle moderate recoil.

  c) I am comfortable with significant recoil and can manage it effectively.

8. Are you interested in additional features on the firearm (e.g., manual safety or an accessory rail?)

  a) Yes, I prefer having extra safety features and the ability to attach accessories.

  b) No, I prefer a simpler design without any additional features.

9. What is your budget?

  a) Under $500

  b) $500 – $1000

  c) Over $1000

10. How important is the reputation and reliability of the firearm manufacturer?

   a) Extremely important, I want a reputable and reliable brand.

   b) Somewhat important, but I am open to different options.

   c) Not a deciding factor, I am more focused on specific firearm features.

Choosing the right firearm

Multiple options for Carry

Choosing the best handgun for you requires determining its intended purpose, considering its physical attributes and safety features. Seeking advice from experienced professionals is the best way to make an informed decision.

Consider firearm size

Finding the perfect pistol requires careful consideration of several factors, including the firearm’s size. When selecting your ideal handgun, take into account your body type, clothing preferences and how you intend to use it.

Ammo Size

When choosing a pistol, understand caliber, which refers to bullet diameter. Remember, larger calibers pack more stopping power but also more recoil, making them harder to control. Smaller calibers are easier to handle but may not be as effective in self-defense situations.


Choosing the right firearm involves considering various factors such as the size and weight of the firearm as well as its caliber. Additionally, features such as grip comfort, trigger pull ease-of-use and sighting mechanism are all critical considerations.

Quiz Analysis

  • Mostly A’s: Based on your preferences, a compact or subcompact handgun chambered in a lower recoil caliber like .380 ACP or .38 Special would be suitable for your self-defense needs. Examples are the Glock 42, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, or Ruger LCR.
  • Mostly B’s: You are looking for a versatile handgun with a balance between concealability and stopping power. Consider options like the Glock 19, Smith & Wesson M&P9C, or Sig Sauer P320 Compact.
  • Mostly C’s: You prioritize stopping power and capacity over concealability. Full-size handguns chambered in .45 ACP or .357 Magnum could be suitable for you. Explore firearms like the 1911, Smith & Wesson M&P45, or Ruger GP100.

When selecting a handgun, prioritize safety, research, and seek guidance. Remember that this quiz provides entertainment only and is no substitute for professional advice. Additionally, seek expert assistance for informed purchase decisions. Finally, consider factors like recoil, cartridge size, velocity, trigger pull, and law enforcement use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Factors to consider when selecting a handgun?

When choosing a handgun, consider its intended use and your familiarity with firearms. Size, weight, and caliber are also factors, as is researching various brands and models to determine which one suits you best.

How can I ensure that I am trained and qualified to use a pistol?

To ensure proper training in handgun use, attend a formal course or seek guidance from a qualified instructor. Regular practice is crucial. Ongoing education and training will help maintain skills and knowledge.

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