Watch this video
It’s some amazing hog hunting with a bolt action rifle.
And after you finish watching and rewatching his skill with that rifle, think about what he talks about.
He talks about gun fit. He talks about how important it is for the gun to fit you if you want to shoot fast and shoot well.
Notice, no talk of caliber?
Yes I know it’s about rifles, but rifles, shotguns, handgun, it applies to any of them. Hardware matters. If you have bad hardware, you’re just not going to shoot as well can you could with good hardware. There is a limit of course ; get a Sauer rifle and you won’t shoot as well as this guy, but it’s evident the Sauer rifle allows him to shoot better than a low-quality rifle or a rifle not set up for him. It is primarily about the skill of the person, but skill can be hampered or enhanced with the right tools.
Gun fit matters more than the other things The Internet tells you is important.
If you’re in the market for a handgun, check out this reference for how to choose a handgun.