Hello I am pretty new to handguns. My dad wants to get me a handgun of my choice for my birthday. I did some research and I found a few that I liked. I just need some advice on which one people will recommend the most. I have a $1000 limit.
PX4 storm baretta
Hecklar and Koch HK45
Sig Sauer P-229
.40 cal and .357 barrel
You really need to try to shoot them,they are all different feeling and handling.Also,while recoil is subjective,you don't necessarily want to learn a handgun with alot of recoil.The 9 and I believe the 5.7 are mild,the 45 in an HK will be mild,and the 40 and 357 are going to be a bit more intense and flip more.The 5.7 is a cool round,it shoots very flat but it isn't cheap or available everywhere.
Of your choices,I'd take the HK,it and arguably the FN are the highest quality guns on the list.You may want to consider the compact if carry comes into play,fullsize HKs don't hide real easy.
Five Seven -> You can only get target loads if your a civilian, still a good gun though PX4 storm BERETTA -> Good gun, you're 1000 buck limit could be used for ammo + holster Hecklar and Koch HK45 -> Dude get this gun 3rd Glock 21 -> Dude get this gun 2nd Sig Sauer P-229 -> Dude get this gun 1st
.40 cal and .357 barrel -> .40 .45 9mm IMO... .357 sig hard to find