I agree that this article is a very good one. The fly in the ointment is that it assumes one can find a sales person who will actually "help" you. I have been to three gun stores in my area and found that the sales people I talked to were interested in one thing: Selling me a personal defense handgun with a minimum investment in their time. I suspect the answer is: "Keep trying". I have a feeling that I will run out of gun stores before I find a sales person that wants to invest his/her time with a complete neophyte.