During a critical incident, you may need to reload your defensive firearm with your support hand because your strong hand might be injured, holding a baby, or otherwise occupied. This is not the time to learn how to reload with your support hand. The time to learn and practice that vital defensive skill is now. Mike Seeklander demonstrates the support-hand reload.
Home Defense Weapons: .45 ACP vs. 9mm pistol Rob Pincus argues that mechanical efficiency dictates that the 9mm pistol is superior to the 1911 pistol for defensive purposes. His arguments against the 1911 include its lower capacity, higher recoil, more complicated operating system (which means it is less reliable to begin with due to operatorWatch Now >>
Common sense dictates that your back-up gun should be as consistent as possible with your primary gun. Both guns should have the same type of trigger, the same type of magazine release located in the same place, no extra buttons or levers, and interchangeable magazines. If you can’t carry two full-size handguns at the sameWatch Now >>