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Best Handguns For Beginners

Colorado Handgun Safety has become a reputable handgun safety center on Colorado’s Front Range by providing a welcoming environment for shooters of all levels. We operate on four core values: education, commitment, quality and support. We believe that by prioritizing these values with everything we do, we’re able to provide you with the best services possible. As part of our dedication to education, we’ve written a blog listing some of the best handguns for beginners. We understand the difficulty of choosing your first handgun, and we want to make sure you feel confident in your decision. Below, you’ll find some of the safest, easy-to-use handguns on the market. 

Five Handguns For First-Time Gun Owners

When you choose your first handgun, it’s important to choose a model that doesn’t have a steep learning curve and empowers you when you hold it. The models listed below are known to be popular among first-time gun owners because they’re easy to handle and fairly straightforward. 

  1. Glock 19 Gen5
    • The Glock 19 Gen5 is a versatile handgun. It’s compact design makes it suitable for concealed carry uses, as well as practice sessions on a shooting range. This handgun’s smaller frame makes it easy to hold, which helps boost your confidence when you need to quickly aim and fire in high-stress situations. 
  2. Mossberg MC1sc
    • Another handgun perfect for beginners is the Mossberg MC1sc. This model is a 9mm caliber pistol with a smaller frame, making it a great option for those with a concealed carry permit. Unlike other single-stack handguns, this pistol is only gripped on the upper section. This unique design optimizes your grip so you can shoot more accurately.
  3. Kahr CW9
    • One of the lightest handguns available is the Kahr CW9. Unloaded, it weighs just under a pound. Not only is this handgun lightweight, but it also accommodates a wide variety of ammunition. 
  4. Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0
    • This model is the upgraded version of Smith & Wesson’s M&P 9MM handgun. Designed for personal, sporting and professional use, this model features a new grip. The grip makes it easier to hold, especially for beginners, and helps you recover more quickly.
  5. Beretta Px4 Storm Series
    • The Beretta PX4 Storm handguns are a great option for both experienced shooters and first-time shooters. The feature that beginners love most about this pistol is its automatic firing pin block. This safety feature prevents your handgun from accidentally firing while sitting in your belt or holster. 

Colorado Handgun Safety Is Here To Help You Pick The Best Handgun For Your Needs

Whether you need a handgun for concealed carry purposes, for sporting needs or you’re a first-time shooter unsure of where to start, our team of handgun safety experts is here to help you. Once we know what your handgun needs are, we can present you with some options and explain the benefits of each model to you. Every shooter is unique, so it’s important to choose a handgun that not only meets your needs, but also empowers you when you use it. If you’re ready to learn more about your handgun options, contact our office today!

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