Can I buy a handgun online? Yes, you can buy handguns online at Armory Shop 45 with low prices and quick shipping, and a lifetime warranty. They are the ultimate form of personal self-defense. With the right size, weight, portability, and effectiveness to provide portable protection,  they have been the most popular form of individual defensive protection since their development. It comes in all sizes and several different action types, and 45 Guns & Ammunition has thousands of the best handguns for sale and in stock for immediate delivery.

​The two main categories of handguns, or pistols, are semi-automatic and revolvers. Both can be effective for self-defense. The primary use of a handgun is for concealed carry, where size and weight are very important. We have many concealed carry pistols for sale. We also carry hunting handguns and pistols for sale that are great for bear protection as well. Handgun magazines can also be found on our site.

45 Handguns: What To Do With Your Thumb?

The shooting hand’s thumb is often ignored, but where it’s placed is as important as the trigger finger. Where should your strong hand’s thumb go?

  • Often forgotten, the shooting hand’s thumb placement is as important as the trigger finger’s indexing.
  • On guns with thumb safeties, it should rest on top of the safety to reduce risk of engagement.
  • Upon holstering, you should reverse the thumb’s position to engage the safety.
  • To prevent a striker-fired handgun from coming out of battery when holstering, the thumb should be on the rear of the slide.
45 Handguns: What To Do With Your Thumb?

Rightly so, there’s a lot of discussion about what you should do with your trigger finger when you’re shooting or not shooting. However, we rarely hear talk about what you should do with your thumb, the one on your shooting hand. Its positioning is just as important.

If you’re shooting a handgun with a thumb safety, your thumb should be resting on top of the safety while you’re shooting. This circumvents the possibility of the safety being inadvertently engaged. I say resting because pressure can interfere with shot placement.

When you holster a handgun with a thumb safety that locks the slide, like on a 1911 or Browning Hi Power, your thumb should be under the safety, applying pressure up. This will most likely prevent you from negligently shooting yourself, should you be stupid enough to leave your finger on the trigger while holstering.

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