My son-in-law just got his concealed carry license, and came to me for advice about buying a gun for both concealed carry and home defense. Up until now the only gun he has ever owned is a Taurus 85 that I gave him when he married my daughter almost 25 years ago. The discussion included so many guns that I told him that he needed to see what fit his hand, and budget the best as well as how well he fired different guns. Fortunately there are several large gun shops near him, with firing ranges, where he can rent a wide selection of handguns so hopefully he will find what works best for him. But it made me really think about how many fine guns are on the market, and how he really is unlikely to go wrong no matter what he ends up buying as long as he sticks to recognized quality manufacturers and to one of the acceptable calibers for personal defense. I don't think that this was true 25 or 30 years ago, but today there are multiple excellent guns from Glock, S&W, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Kimber, H&K and others that are reliable, accurate and with good capacity for defense purposes. A good time to be a gun buyer, other than possible shortages right now due to the recent upsurge in gun ownership. I ended up telling him that if I had to recommend a single gun to him, it would be a Glock 19 which I think could excellently meet any of his desires right now and still be affordable.