Need help deciding, double-stack full-size 9mm
Need help deciding on a full-size pistol. When I say full size I am referring to the gun having a grip large enough to fit all your fingers on without any extensions added to the magazine and a barrel length of 4-5". I recently moved from CA to AZ, so I am no longer limited to 10 rounds. I have a short list of guns I am considering. I am looking for opinions from anyone that has one, preferably an informed (you have owned or at least shot it) opinion and not one you regurgitated from a review on gunblast or some random gun blog.
Not a GLOCK. Cannot emphasize enough how much I dislike Glocks, they just feel awful in my hand, have held a Gen 2, Gen 3 and Gen 4 and none felt right. Great guns, just not for me.
Biggest thing is I am trying to keep the real world/gun store price before tax as close to being under $500 as possible. If the gun is worth it I will stretch it, but I figure I need to set a limit before people come in suggesting guns that are well out of the range I am willing to spend on a pistol right now.
So far my list consists of the Ruger SR9, Springfield XD9, EAA Witness P-S 9mm, Taurus PT92.
I am already kind of leaning toward either the PT92 or the XD9 as I used to own an XD9 sub compact and a Beretta 92 and they were both great and accurate guns, I have read a lot of owners talk about how the Taurus is a better value than the Beretta with a better warranty. I'm not as familiar with the other two. I have handled both in the gun store, both fit my hand well, I know a lot of SR9 owners love their guns but I have also heard the trigger is not that great on them either. The EAA Witness made my list for two reasons, first is how if felt in my hand. Gun shop employee handed it to me when I was in there considering picking up a Glock 17 and didn't like how it felt in my hand, and the Witness felt better in my hand than any other gun on the list with the exception of the PT92, the other reason is that it seems to be the best "value" at $300+tax brand new at a LGS a few miles away from me.
I'd love to hear from anyone that owns any of the 4 guns on my list, along with any other suggestion that are in my price range that I should go look at before making my decision.
Also, might as well add this at the tail end, do not mention a gun that is only in my price range if purchased used. I am not a fan of buying used handguns because typically the warranty is only fully honored to an original owner and I don't like used guns for the same reason many don't like used cars, you don't know how hard it was abused or how well it was maintained. Not a fan of inheriting someone else's problems.