The weight and size of any firearm directly impacts your connection to it. Indeed, many consider gun selection and fitting to be every bit an art as much as a technical issue. Before you buy any handgun, you should—at minimum—dry-fire it. Pulling the trigger when the gun is unloaded will give you a general idea of fit, weight, balance, ease of trigger press, and your ability to efficiently align the front and rear sights. Ideally, you’ll also be able to go to a range to shoot and manipulate a gun you’re interested in purchasing.