I am currently deployed with the U.S Navy to the Middle East but as soon as I get back I intend to get my concealed carry permit and firearm. I am a fairly new gun enthusiast so my knowledge is still quite amateur. I have shot a glock 19 but was not a real fan of the feel or accuracy. I haven't had a lot of luck with any of the 1911s I've shot, they were both RIAs and both jammed almost every round and were also inaccurate (seeing a pattern yet?). my brother is sold on wheel guns and is in love with his ruger sp101(which I haven't had a chance to shoot yet). I've had my eyes set on a ruger SR9C for a while but I have never shot one and the only time I've held one was at the marine corps exchange at camp allen VA and they didn't allow dry firing, other than that I kinda liked the feel. does anyone have any experience with this gun or input on other possible choices?
keep in mind that I am trying to keep inside a $600 budget and either 9mm or 45 ACP are prefered though not decisive factors.