Friday, May 17, 2013

Michigan CPL FAQ: Can You Recommend A Good Quality .380 Caliber Handgun?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I'm looking at buying my daughter her first handgun for her 33rd birthday in July. While it will be her first owned gun, she's no stranger to firearms. She's pretty enamored with the flashbang bra holster so I'm considering a .380. Any suggestions?

A: The flashbang holster is a great choice for ladies who can adequately conceal a small frame firearm attached to their under-garments. The flashbang holster is geared towards smaller caliber sizes.

If you have been following my page for a spell, you know that I strongly suggest a 9mm as a minimum for personal protection. If you are set upon the .380 as a caliber, then I would suggest the Walther PK380.

However, if you are flexible on larger caliber sizes, I would suggest looking at models from Glock, S&W, and Springfield.

As for specific model, I would suggest she try a variety of 9mm pistols to find one that fits her hand like a glove and that she can shoot well. I can consult if you need my assistance.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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