all right; my "experience" with firearms consists of two things: skeet shooting in boyscouts about 8 years ago, and playing CS. not good. I'm starting to research buying a pistol for self defense, but I am at a loss as to what "features" I should be looking for in a hand gun, as well as what the terms associated with said features mean. I'm looking for a gun that I can carry concealed (looking into getting the permit), and that would be used for a self defensive situation (mainly due to the fact that I'm spending more time in the ghetto near the university on legitimate business ). rather than name off gun makes and models, I'd rather someone tell me what i should be looking for IN a handgun as opposed to looking for a specific hand gun.