First pistol purchase .40?
Hello i am new to this, shopping around for a home/self defense handgun. I am open to all and any suggestions. I own a .17 rimfire varment gun and have shot .22 pistols and other rifles in the past. I am considering a more serious pistol due to the increased crime rate and general shooting range interests. I have been browsing and have been considering a .40, .38, or a 9mm. From my reading I would like a 40. Due to power and not too expensive ammo.
Guns that have caught my eye (no particular order):
1. Springfield XDM .40
2. Glock 23 or 27
3. Kahr p40 .40 or tp40
4. Steyr M40-A1 .40
5. Walther p99 .40
Has anyone used or have suggestions of these guns or othwr suggestions to guns that are similar?
Thanks for your time to help me shop around!