By Tiger McKee(http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/specials/2012concealed_story.html?id=226740)
Once you've made the decision to carry a pistol for personal defense there are a lot of questions to be answered. One of the questions I get asked most frequently is what type handgun one should buy. The answer to this question is very subjective, especially when talking about a pistol for concealed carry. The key for the new gun owner is that your first pistol should be one that is easy for you to learn the fundamentals - marksmanship, manipulations, and tactics - and may not be the pistol that you actually end up carrying.