EVERYONE has the right to choose whatever they want. If one type or configuration is not suitable, there are other choices to consider. As it pertains, if enough concern is raised to the manufacturer and the cost/benefit analysis agrees with a rising legitimate concern then they may perhaps opt to initiate a change to their product, the change being advantageous to all concerned, but not necessarily at the whims of a few. Nonetheless, the ability to choose is not hindered. It’s a known fact that the Semi-Automatic Pistols while having many Pros, also shares many Cons, and among them are those which makes the gun more susceptible to malfunction. i.e., more moving parts, e.g., the grip safety being a moving part. “So, malfunctions are more common when compared to selecting a revolver. The “operator” “must learn” how to clear these malfunctions. Field stripping for cleansing and maintenance is more complex and involves multiple parts that must be removed. Based on size or hand strength, some people may find it difficult to rack a semi-automatics slide which will be required for initial loading and when clearing malfunctions (CCHDF page 83).”
“The good news is that many of the most popular manufacturers offer a whole range of handguns that are virtually identical in look, shape, and function, but that come in different sizes.” “As mentioned, when “choosing” a personal carry firearm, there are going to be trade-offs (CCHDF, page 82).”
Not one time did I pontificate on what someone should do accept to exercise their right to “choose.” It’s not about anyone’s feelings or what is thought about particulars, because thoughts and feelings are unreliable, and are a wrong metric to use in decision making. Why? Because they come and go as the wind blows. They are unreliable at best if not backed by evidence, as it pertains.
I ascribe to the USCCAs training methodology and it’s what I teach, by and large. Though there are other schools of thought and methodologies, and many others I have also experienced; I have “chosen” the USCCA curriculum. My signature and certification number are affixed to every Certificate that I issue proving that having adopted the aforementioned, I stand by what I teach. And should I ever have to give an account for someone else’s independent actions, I’ll be able to prove the misalignment.
Upon this board, I have exhibited nothing short of respect for everyone’s experience and opinions because my core belief is that we can all learn from each other, even if it’s what not to do. In either case, I come from a place of respect for your person and for your contribution. So, let me be the first to say, that if somewhere along the way someone feels disrespected, due to some inquiry made by me, that I may understand the point(s) or opinion(s) that you’ve shared more clearly; I am indubitably repentant and most timorously seek your pardon. That is not my intent, ever.
Now, as for me running with big dogs, I don’t run with them; I lead them. I am the big dog that sits on my own porch, and in the streets that I roam. Here endeth the lesson.