Mike will be around shortly and I'll warm you up for him. He will tell you that the Glock is the way to go. He's on the tail end of a tour so I'm sure he's full of advice that is useful. I shoot a Ruger P345 which is an 8+1 pistol and has a DA first shot. It's a Poly framed gun. I really like mine a lot. I wear large to XL gloves and it fills my hand pretty nicely and points naturally for me. I get nice tight groups from mine. If you have really big mitts you might look for a pistol that has a double stack type mag.