I did look at the the M&P's but The place that I had the other gun on layaway didn't have one. Maybe this summer I'll get one of those also.
I for one love my Ruger sp101 in 3 inch barrel. It is a sweet shooter. A very accurate gun. I'm a newbie so I will tread carefully. I always here people talk about the lack of rounds in a revolver, but honestly I hink this is over rated. I dont think the BG is going to be standing there counting how many shots you have fire. I'm not against semi autos. I currently have one on layaway in .40cal. But if a revolver feels right in your hand dont be afraid to get it. Just whatever you get learn to shoot it well.
Bottom line :danceban:
check it out if you have'nt already..
My first handgun was a .22LR U22 Neos
But my big caliber defensive/carry gun was the Px4 Storm Full Size type F in .40S&W
Couldnt tell you enough good things about it,as you will also find out if you look at reviews or try it out yourself..
Just an option to look at. :yup:
Funny thing, I was just looking at the storm. It looks good. I might have to check it out a little more.
Thats very interesting me and my wife have been talking about the compact storm the past few days. It reall ycaught her eye.
I grew up shooting my Dad's Colt 1911 and my first handgun purchase was a Glock 19. I'd say get a Glock 19. Very mild recoil, easy maintenance, and plentiful ammo.
As others have stated the best thing to do is rent some guns. So try and rent a SR9C to see if it meets your expectations. Good luck to you in your search for your first handgun.
I have a S&W Sigma 40VE which shoots like a well tuned machine. My friend likes it so much that he wants to pay me exactly what I have in it, $300. They're no longer available - replaced by the SD 40VE. I've ordered an M&P 40C which my son , a Police Officer recommended I buy. His department uses the M&P 40 full sized pistol & although both of us are Glock guys he favors the M&P a bit more & they're cheaper. I get a good LEO/security/military discount. The big problem is I have to wait until the gun shop gets a restock. As long as I have the Sigma I can wait. The Sigma is almost a clone of the Glock 23, the gun I gave my son. I believe the SD 40VE is very similar.
Both the Sigma & M&P 40C can use replacement barrels in 9MM (9MM mags required) & the 40C can use a .357 sig barrel (.40 cal mags work). I expect you could get a 9MM barrel for the SD & a spare mag & save some ammo money at the range.
Good luck in making a decision.