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    Welcome from Houston! I like to see all of the Texans joining this forum. I think you will learn a lot from everyone here.

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    Hi from Central Texas

    Wow! Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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    Choosing a handgun is a very personal Choice. You'll get plenty of opinions on which is best & worse but you'll have to make the choice all by yourself. You have a good start by shooting several guns in different calibers. Continue your training. Make your decision by doing research, try as many guns you can, decide how much you want to pay & whether you'll just use the gun for sport shooting, home defense or concealed carry or all of the above.

    My recommendations - anything Glock or M&P. I say that because I'm familiar with several of each brand & they've been reliable. I recommend .40 cal but that's because it's the caliber I've settled on.
    Thanks for this advice. I've done an embarrassing amount of research on the web and have a narrowed list of guns and an idea of the caliber I think is good for me. I'm getting the drift that guns are like my other hobby of photography - no single camera / lens can do everything. This is essentially what I'm trying to do; get a handgun that is powerful enough for home defense, small enough to conceal carry if that becomes comfortable for me, but still enjoyable to learn with at the range.

    I'm leaning toward 9mm but will consider .40. I want a round that is reasonable in price to practice with.

    My short list of guns I would like to try: S&W Shield, Walther PPS, Glock 26 (or 27). I think getting some time with these will help me decide what direction to go in.

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    Welcome from SE Michigan. And Wow everything that GH said. But my pick was the Full Size M&P 40.
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    Hello, Natiedean, and welcome from Missouri to a really great forum. Good people and info here!

    Since you are new to this handgun, self defense arena, consider taking some good instructional classes once you choose your handgun. I also recommend you check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good information from an expert, and free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natiedean24 View Post
    Wow! Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!



    Thanks for this advice. I've done an embarrassing amount of research on the web and have a narrowed list of guns and an idea of the caliber I think is good for me. I'm getting the drift that guns are like my other hobby of photography - no single camera / lens can do everything. This is essentially what I'm trying to do; get a handgun that is powerful enough for home defense, small enough to conceal carry if that becomes comfortable for me, but still enjoyable to learn with at the range.

    I'm leaning toward 9mm but will consider .40. I want a round that is reasonable in price to practice with.

    My short list of guns I would like to try: S&W Shield, Walther PPS, Glock 26 (or 27). I think getting some time with these will help me decide what direction to go in.
    If you haven't checked them out, take a look at the Sig P938, the Walther PPQ, the Ruger SR9C and the Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro.
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    Welcome from snowy Ohio.

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    Greetings and welcome to the forum from the Space Coast of Central Florida.

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