Just a thought if you are going to be in a gunfight. 1)Get a gun with a marginal caliber. You like those cute guns chambered for the .25 ACP, .22 LR and they really fit your pockets. You would even prefer your lady partner to pack them in their handbags because they are easy to shoot with. Who cares if they get attacked by thugs who are bigger than their husbands? Youll even go for the derringers because they are easy to point and shoot. Your wife will definitely have the nerve to stand 3 feet away from her assailant right? The 9mm, .40 S&@, .357 magnum, and .45 ACP? Well, they are outmoded. Get on with the times. 2)Buy a cheaper gun. All guns will fire when you pull the trigger right? Why bother buying the more expensive HKs, Sigs, Glocks, etc.? Be smart and save all that money. Your not sure if youll use them anyways. After all they are just brands. The Jennings and company are the best value for money. I can buy three of these. 3)Trust only a truly modified weapon. Your gun is nothing if you dont have them modified extensively. Most of the sidearms used in the military arent modified right? Thats why they dont trust it with their lives. Buy a gun and visit your gunsmith immediately. Get a wheel sized magwell before you insert your magazines. Install any adjustable sight immediately because your 10 round magazine will contain 10 different brands of ammunition. Change everything but the serial number. Then and only then can you go to a gunfight. Make your gun very beautiful to join a gun beauty contest. 4)Economize on your holster or carry rig Holsters are simply there to carry your guns. Why bother with its maximum availability and rapid accessibility? Just like your gun, you should be saving money on this one. 5)Buy cheap magazines Just like your gun and holsters, why bother buying the quality brands? Who cares about their springs? Arent they all made of steel? What about the followers? Well, they are just there. What about the bade pads? Do they all look the same right? Youve heard that one of the single causes of failure in an autopistol is the magazine. Still the most important thing is to save money. You can always buy them second hand. Why bother then? 6)Use the Ammo invented in somebodys backyard. You like those ammos that fire like shotguns with an effect of a slug. You like them so special that they have to labe lit Demon Slaying, Monster breathing, Monkey Eating Harry Potter for maximum effectiveness. Who cares about the military who only uses ball ammo and still gets the job done? Remember always save on cash. You can always drive a Kia Pride rather than a BMW. It is always the drivers skills in the long run that counts.