Focuses on suggestions of what gun to shoot and is not aimed at tactics and techniques. This book provides information to help the reader in the judicious selection of the handgun for either lawful concealed carry or home defense. Topics discussed range from action types and their respective strengths and weaknesses to 'stopping power' and shooting impressions of handguns from snub revolvers to the larger calibers. Other sections cover car guns and handguns for home protection. Mental aspects, customization suggestions, sights, and auxiliary equipment are included. Holster selection is heavily discussed from two holster makers as well as a fellow who's tried them all. Levels of commitment are discussed, and real life shootings and their outcomes are included as well. This book provides essential information for the newer shooter or person deciding to take responsibility for his own safety. At the same time, there is also enough material to interest the more experienced defensive handgunner. The author bases his material on over 25 years of carrying a defensive handgun from a peace officer's perspective, both on and off-duty. He has also served as both a police firearms instructor and a concealed handgun license instructor for the State of Texas. 203pp.