If you are even an occasional reader of gun magazines, it would be hard to avoid the conclusion that you have to be pretty affluent if your self-defense strategy involves packing anything more powerful than a baseball bat. It’s easy to find articles about thousand dollar-plus custom 1911s that few of us will ever own. And I’ll freely admit that I enjoy reading those articles myself, even though those pistols are beyond my pay grade, especially if I plan to continue enjoying domestic tranquility.

stoeger2.jpgBut, despite the fact that I enjoy reading about high-end guns, I think there’s a need for more coverage of reliable, high quality, reasonably priced handguns for self-defense. Let’s face it, the lower your socioeconomic status, the more likely you are to be a victim of violent crime. You’d think crooks would have the economic good sense to catch a ride out to a rich neighborhood to conduct their activities where the pickings are better. But I suppose if they had that much entrepreneurial drive they wouldn’t be crooks in the first place.

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