How long should your gun’s barrel length be?
By Massad Ayoob
Backwoods Home Magazine
The person new to guns is like the person new to timepieces. “How many of these things are there?” “In how many configurations?” “And they’ve been around for how long, and no one can decide on a single configuration that’s the best?”
All of which leads to the question, “Which is the right one…and the right size…for me?”
Timepieces or firearms, the answer has always been the same: “It depends — what do you need to do with it?”
The timepiece and the firearm have something else in common: evolution makes each smaller and more efficient compared to its forbears in the long history of such devices.