1st Semi-auto Handgun Selection Help 9mm
Hi. I've been an infrequent shooter in the past and I'm only familiar with revolvers. I'm looking to buy my first semi-auto handgun that I can use for home defense, and I also plan to be doing some target shooting with my friends that are members of a local club. I've pretty much decided I want a 9 mm Full sized gun. First thing I did was get a pistol purchase permit. Second thing that I have been doing on the suggestion of friends and family that are gun owners, is visiting a local shooting range and renting guns to get a feel for what I will be most comfortable with. So far I've fired the following:
Sig Pro 2022
Of the choices above I prefer the Beretta. I was more comfortable and accurate with it. The Sig P226 was also nice, but not $250 nicer in my hands than the Beretta. The other gun that was recommended to me as a possible choice by the guy that runs the range was a CZ 75. However, they do not have one to rent or even one to sell. In fact, I have not been able to find any range in my area that has a CZ 75 to rent. There is one range that has a CZ Kadet. I was told by the guy I talked to on the phone that the CZ Kadet was a 22, but that it would be identical in feel and weight to a CZ 75. This range is about an hour drive, and before I make the trip I wonder whether this would just be a waste of time or not. Should I just forget the CZ and get the Beretta, or do you guys have a recommendation for a gun that I've missed. I've pretty much decided that I want a metal gun.............I just didn't like the feel of any of the polymer models that I tried.
Sorry for the long first post.
Thanks for any help!
Re: 1st Semi-auto Handgun Selection Help 9mm
I was in the exact position as you, until yesterday when I bought my xdm9. I have not shot it yet, but I am sure I am going to like it.