Savage bolsters both ends of its MSR 15 line with long-range and pistol additions.
Full-sized pistols have a distinct advantage for training, particularly for beginning shooters.
Competitive Shooting definitely can help advance handgun skills for self-defense, within reason.
Charter Arms goes big, introducing the Bulldog XL in .45 Long Colt and a Mag Pug in .41 Rem. Mag.