From a comment I left about this article by Tam…
I knocked out a review of a compact 9mm earlier this month, just got back from a range session for another 9mm compact and I have yet another 9mm compact being shipped to me as I type this. They are all from 1st-rate, brand name manufacturers and they are all REALLY GOOD GUNS, far better than anything built in the last 500 years.
So how do I come up with a way to say “Um, it’s a gun. A 9mm gun. It shot 250 rounds without a hiccup, and it’ll work just fine for 95%-99% of gun buyers who want something to make them ‘feel safe’ and go to the range with their friends?”
We are in a golden age of guns: Pretty much everything from every major manufacturer (with certain exceptions like the R51 and the like) will do a crackerjack job for the average consumer.
Jeremy Clarkson has said that his car-buying advice these days is just “Get a VW Golf. Want something for your family? Buy an estate or a 5 door Golf. Want something sporty? Buy A GTI,” because a Golf fits the bill for pretty much everyone who is not going to make their car a primary element in their life.
So it is with guns, especially pistols, these days. Glock, Ruger, Beretta, SIG and S&W all make a range of guns from full-size service pistol to tiny little pocket rocket, and every single one of them will be a terrific gun for pretty much anybody. Picking the winners from the losers is getting tougher and tougher because there are so few loser guns these days.
* And yes, that title is a Soul Coughing reference.