What is the best off duty handgun?
The one you have when you need it. This is a personal question answered by a few questions.....
1. What do you have?
2. What do you wear?
3. What are you comfortable with?
4. What are the expectations of your department?
There are others, but you get the picture. The first rule of a gunfight is to bring a gun. Some prefer full size autos, basically because you are never off duty, while others prefer small caliber weapons...just in case.
It is entirely your choice. The best one is the one you have.
That depends. Active duty military are subject to the same rules on purchase of firearms- from a gun show or a dealer's shop- as any other private person- with one exception. An active duty member of the military may be considered to have more than one state of residence, which is important when purchasing a handgun. If you live in Virginia, you may only purchase a handgun in VA. However, if you are permanently assigned…
The question you have to answer first is "Best for what?" With guns, as with any tools, you have to pick the right one for the job. A great hunting handgun or a wonderful bullseye pistol make a lousy defensive arm. In general terms, the best handgun is one that you can shoot well. This varies with your physical size and shape and the training you have. The absolute best handgun is the one you…
Question is not specific enough about what is being asked: BUT - if you are an officer and if you were assaulted simply because you were an officer, it makes no difference if you were on or off duty, or on or off the property. The offense would the same as if you were on duty in the performeance of your duty.