New and have some Questions for you guys
Alright I am new to the forum and new to the semi-auto handgun world, and I need some advise on picking out a new pistol (or two). Right now I only have a .38 S&W revolver with a 3" barrel, I bring it with me on hunts, took my CC class with it, and either have it on me or in the house the rest of the time as my CC or home deffence gun. Its a nice little piece and does the job, but I want something new. I have gone down to a few gun shops looking held a few, shot a few and nothing is really standing out to me. I liked the look and feel of the Taurus PT24/7 G2 but was not a fan of the trigger pull, it had such a long pull before it would fire and I am not a fan of that. I also looked at the Springfield XDM and although it shot great, it did not feel comfortable and the particular one I was shooting did was not ambidextrious and being a south paw I need that. So far the only gun I have really liked has been my fathers Kimber, it has a real short travel on the trigger and only a 4lb pull. I'd gladly pick one up but I am pretty sure my wife will shoot me with it if I go out and spend a little over a grand to get something like he has.
So here is what I am after, I want something that is easy to use, easy to pull apart to clean, it needs to ambidextrious, I would like it to have a short travel light pull trigger. I shoot my guns so I want it to be something I can take out to the range for an afternoon and plink with my friends, it does not need to be a CC gun and not a pocket gun. It will basically be replacing my .38 while I am out hunting and will be in the house the rest of the time so I can keep my .38 in my vehicle.
Right now I am leaning towards a Walther PPQ .40cal, I have been looking at it for a while now, the trigger system looks very clean and very easy but I havent had any hands on time with it as of yet. If I can get it for the right price I also wouldnt mind picking up a Walther P22 for a plinking/play gun while out on the range so it doesnt brake the bank in ammo. If anyone has any experience with either of those two please let me know your thoughts on them. If you guys would also like to suggest a few that I might want to look into that fits what I am after post up. I am not against going up to a .45 either, I have a friend that reloads them for dirt cheap so if there is a good .45 out there that fits I can take a look into it as well.
Again I am new to this side of the firearms, I genrally stick to rifles and shotguns, so I do not know what out there thats good or not so good or what to avoid.