I'm certainly in this category. As I've aged the time to do things rely upon spending quality time firing my handguns which I don't do . With that said my accuracy is all that's really falling off because I do know how to handle my sidearm . I'd like to be able to carry my Glock 21 45 cal. but it's cumbersome as I like to conceal as much as possible . In my line of thinking (dangerous I know) I don't want to be the one singled out if I'm in a situation where the perps have planned to do their evil deeds , I want to be that old guy you don't have to worry about
. With that said though seeing you they may wait until you've left the establishment. I know looks can be deceiving but I've seen some carrying a sidearm that's too big for the small framed guy that's got them holstered . Big is not always better IMO. except if you was an LEO of some sort . For accuracy and recoil these small caliber 22's would be the go to IMO , both my Ruger single sixes are really accurate even sending multiple rounds as fast as you can being a revolver .....but they are 22"s . Also you'd have to be dressed like a cowboy donning them
. Every setup should be as comfortable to the one carrying the sidearm as possible and one that will do the job ....meaning the right tool for the occasion. I will agree to all posts stating that once you pull your sidearm it should be like doing something you do every day , and the only way that could be possible is by training were it be with an instructor or yourself. Training is doing something your not accustomed to do but by doing it over and over until you've mastered it to the best of your ability like an every day chore . All sports players even youngsters train and that's the only way you can get better to the best of your ability . Now I'm the pot calling the kettle black because I just don't do this anymore
. Like I've said to my children in rasing them " do as I say not as I do " giving reference to the younger crowd using this site and agreeing with those on this site that does know what they are talking about . Protecting what's dear to you and not trying to be a hero but one day you may have to be that " HERO" !