I'm new to handguns, but not new to guns in general (Mossberg 500A is my go-to).
I have been to almost 10 gun shops in my area, and have done hours of reading on the net about the kind of gun I want and what are the proper ways to go about choosing one.
I have foregone the revolver simply for the fact that I like slimmer guns. I also have foregone the .40 and .45 cal simply for the fact that I love to shoot and I dont want to blow my college savings on ammo, so i'm sticking to 9mm....
From what I can research, and without shooting either, I have come up with 2 choices. I am looking in the sub-$500 range.
Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm
I belive that both are fantastic guns, and the Ruger/Taurus is the only one that fits PERFECTLY in my hand. Glocks, HK's, Kimbers, XD's, XD-M's all fit like a brick in my hand.
Without shooting either (still working on that), would these be some good guns to start off my new hobby with?
haven't shot the sr9 but ruger has good reliability. I have a taurus and its been a great gun kinda 50/50 on reliability from reading what others have too say. mine is still running 100% with no issues. it was my first gun also but as time goes on you'll blow every dime possible trying to get something new.