When it comes to competition handguns, you can have a long list of options. From Glock to GSPC custom builds or pistol caliber carbine, you can surely pick a handgun that will suit your hands. If you are a beginner in the shooting games though, how would you know if you are picking the right handgun for competitions?

Is It Just for Shooting Competitions?

Before choosing a handgun, ask yourself first if you will only use it for competitions. Do you intend to keep it as well as self-defense firearm? If you do, you should pick a handgun that is powerful enough to bring a man down in one shot.

What Is Your Budget?

You are a beginner and you are not familiar with prices of handguns so what should you do? Indeed, you should do some research and read reviews. Are you looking for a competition handgun that costs $300-$500 or price doesn’t matter? Before settling with a budget, remember this old saying about buying – ‘you always get what you pay for’ – and this is extremely true with handguns.

In most gun stores, a good handgun costs around $500 to $800.

Can You Settle for a Used Handgun or You Want a New One?

To be honest, if you are new to this and you just want to know the feeling of holding and firing a gun, practicing with a used handgun is ideal. A used handgun doesn’t cost as much as a brand new one. If you are decided though to try it as a hobby and to use it for self-defense, then consider it as an investment.

Size and Weight

When it comes to size and weight, we don’t really need to be too technical. For you to decide, you should try firing a few different guns first, get a grip of each handgun and decide which one feels easier to hold, easier to aim, and easier to get a hit. For a better experience as a newbie, ask for a gun with low recoil when fired which means you should go for small caliber handguns.

When choosing a competition handgun, put in mind that you will be using it at least once a week for practice shooting. Make sure that your handgun feels good in your hands because that is the first step when choosing a firearm from a pool of competition handguns.