Itís been a while since Iíve looked for a polymer pistol, and even longer since I looked for one in 9mm (basically never). I need you guys to help if you can. I have a snubbie that is capable of firing 38 special and several 1911s so no need to suggest these. Iíll break it down into categories that may help.
Pistolís purpose: This one will be a range only pistol for now, primarily for my wife and kids to shoot. This may also be used by those that are not familiar with handguns and simply want to learn how to shoot and safely handle a firearm. I have several friends interested in learning.
Size: I donít want what I consider a full size pistol, nor do I want a micro pistol.
Configuration: I do not want a DA/SA if I can help it. A short, DAO or striker fired pistol is desired. Double or single stack is fine. I want a consistent trigger pull on every shot. A thumb safety is fine, although not preferred.
Models I have been tossing around: Glock 19, M&P 9C, FNS-9, Ruger SR9c, some type of Sig, and any other polymer model you can suggest.
I will admit that I am leaning towards the M&P since I had a 40c and really liked it. However, I have not made up my mind completely. I know the Glock is desired among many, and although I am not a fan of them at all, I am considering it for its purpose. The FNS-9 intrigues me and I think with its larger size (still not a full size) and ergonomics it may be a fine selection.
Iíd prefer the opinions of those that have had/shot at least 2 of these or more for comparison.
Have at it and thanks everyone for your opinions.