Every gun has a story and is a chapter in the life of its owner, especially the first firearm. With a little reflection we can discover a number of lessons learned from or with that first firearm. Here are some of mine.
Revisiting the handgun cartridge selection debate. Short version: Unless defending against wildlife, the ballistic superiority of the handgun cartridge doesn’t really matter and it still comes down to shot placement.
10mm Auto or .45 ACP – which would you pick?
Practice makes permanent. Practice well and practice often.
There is no perfect everyday carry configuration for every situation. It’s very likely that more than a one configuration will be needed to cover different forms of attire. It will also most likely evolve over time as preferences and proficiency changes.
The Springfield Armory XD-S is a reliable single stack micro pistol that is easy to conceal and carry. However, I find it to be difficult to comfortably shoot well in .45 ACP.