Glock 19 or 26 G4......bad new shooter first gun? other guns in consideration...
alrighty, so i have a list of firearms i'm going to check out before i narrow it down to a few, gonna look at some gun shops for all of these, check em out, handle em, see how i like them in that sense, then take the ones (maybe top 3) with the best "feel" to them and trying them out at ranges that offer them on rental. these are all 9mm, which is what i'd like to start out with.
so here's my list:
Glock 19 G4
Glock 26 G4
Taurus PT809 C
Smith & Wesson M&P
Ruger SR9 (maybe SR9c)
Springfield XD 9mm (maybe the XD(M)
Hi-Point 9mm (i may pass over this even though they have an excellent warranty from what i hear)
Sig Sauer SP2022
Taurus PT24/7 DS
some other possible choices (but less likely to be found at a local gun shop):
CZ 75b 9mm
CZ P07 DUTY
Ruger LC9 (possible summer or workout CCW)
honestly i may not even find all of these, but at least i have a good list going of the ones that i've either handled already and want to compare, and those that LOOK good, but i've not handled them yet.
my main question is.... are either of those Glocks good choices to start out with and eventually use for a CCW? i've seen where people said they carried either one, but what about for a NEW shooter, such as myself???
the only thing i find sketchy about Glocks is that there's no real external safeties on them really.....which to me is both good and bad...
good because it would teach me to respect firearms much more and be more careful when handling them, and not try anything stupid with it.
bad because i don't want it going off just because it gets caught on a piece of clothing or something, that would NOT be good. not really into shooting my own foot.
anyone ever have problems with that type of thing? i know this is all newbie stuff, but i'd really like to know whether i'm headed in the right direction. i know that Glocks are reliable, accurate shooters...just want to make sure i'm making a good decision for a first gun, i don't really want to spend $500-550 and regret it.