Guns are a personal thing. Like perfume or cologne, there is always a gun that you like to use, and one which works well with how you intend to use it. If you are thinking about buying a gun for the first time, but you are not sure what to choose, you could go with the Glock 17 Gen5 9mm fixed sight pistol. It is a rather popular choice for novices and collectors alike. The following features are what make this gun so popular, and which might make you a fan of it too.
As its name suggests, this gun takes only 9mm bullets. Novices feel less intimidated because the size of the bullets, even dummy bullets, do not look like they would cause extensive damage (even though they most definitely could). Small ammo means more bullets to the box, which means less expense when you are buying ammo. Since ammo runs on the expensive side, especially if you opt for the fancier casings, smaller bullets with more to the box makes 9mm guns rather popular.
Rough Textured Frame
There is no saying that you will ever have to use this gun to defend yourself in bad weather. However, if you did have to shoot someone and you were standing in the pouring rain, you can have the absolute sense of security with the highly textured frame. All of those bumps and spikes all over the handle prevent the gun from slipping from your grip when your hands are sweaty, wet, cold, etc.. The roughness of the texture may take some getting used to, and hands that have never shot a Luger pistol such as this before may get roughed up a bit. Do not worry; if you take the gun to a range for practice often, it will toughen up the skin on your shooting hand rather well. (Other people just use a gun glove, and the texture is designed to work with that as well.)
It Is the Go-to Gun of Police and Military the World Over
If you are not a police officer, or you are not military, that is okay. You can still buy and own the gun that a majority of these officers own and use. It is designed to fit in a back strap, a shoulder holster, and even a leg strap, although the Glock 17 is a little bulky for the leg strap.