I would like to make my case for a style of weapon commonly considered antiquated today, but whose features have not been surpassed.
The lowly double action revolver. For decades I have advised prospective first-time gun owners to get one as their first handgun and for decades they have instead bought a Kimber .45 or some sort of Glock. These are fine weapons too, but have a greater learning curve and for the average non-LEO have next to no benefits in my opinion.
Updated 11-19-2011 at 16:07 by David Craik