In a critical incident, you may need to use a backup gun to replace the primary gun that has ceased functioning or run out of ammo. Selecting a backup gun is not as easy as some think. Many factors should be considered, including whether your primary handgun is one that you really will carry every day, since many find a full-size pistol uncomfortable and end up carrying only the backup gun. Rob Pincus goes into detail on the variables to take into account as you search for your ideal backup gun.
See other videos in our Defensive Handgun Considerations training module:
- Part 1: Advantage of Striker-Fired Pistols
- Part 2: The “Any Gun Will Do” Myth & the 9mm Pistol
- Part 3: 9mm vs. 40 Caliber
- Part 4: Single-Stack 9mm