New member, new to guns..need advice
I have been browsing these forums and have been learning quite a bit from all these threads. I have some questions but lets do a quick intro.
I recently moved to the Wisconsin area from Texas, before moving here I had never fired a gun in my life (I'm 26 by the way). Since moving here i have fired some handguns, shotguns and rifles. I am co owner of a pawn shop here and we deal in guns, so I have been trying to educate myself on the topic in order to relate to my customers better. With that being said, I am looking to purchase my first gun. Primary use being range time and carrying while at work. I'm am not sure if I will be going for a CCW as I can open carry here in Wisconsin and as a business owner i am allowed to carry at my business.
I do have a HI Point 9mm (was a gift from the in laws for xmas) which i enjoy but not sure i can rely on it if needed in a dangerous situation. That and it is quite heavy and bulky to carry.
So I have been doing some research and have got together a list of the following:
Sig Sauer P250 or P226
Taurus 24/7 G2
Beretta Px4 storm
Smith & Wesson M&P9 (just started looking at this one after reading threads here)
I have handled all the guns, though haven't shot them (the closest indoor range to me is new and doesn't carry a big inventory of rentals just yet)..from what i have read and seen on reviews i am leaning towards the XDm, plus I have friends who own one and they love them. I like the P250 due to the fact that it can change calibers (though not sure if that is a big selling point as im not sure if i will actually use that feature of it)
So, any pros and cons or other suggestions on other handguns would be great. keep in mind, being a pawnshop owner I am a licensed FFL and also have access to wholesale prices (though with shipping, i can sometimes get the guns cheaper from buds lol) so I would like to stay under $500.