List of handguns to test/check out
My wife and I are looking to purchase a couple handguns in the near future (must obtain our IDs first). Growing up, I fired handguns, rifles and shotguns. The handguns were .357 and, embarassingly, the other I'm not sure but it was my great uncle's WW2 Army issue...Colt maybe.
I'm looking at a .22 for target and for my wife to learn on. The Ruger Mark III seems to be a top choice (price and quality). Are there any others we should test/check out as well?
I'm also looking at 9mm for the home. The ones I have down to check out are Walther PPS, SigSauer P226, Ruger SR9, Taurus 24/7 OSS, HK P30 (sorry if I mis-typed something). What have I glaringly omitted?
Safety features are of real concern for me, as I have two small children (who will be taught to respect firearms like I was) who don't fully grasp potential dangers yet. Characteristics like no clip no fire, decocker (sp?), thumb safety, grip safety, and chambered round indicators are all of interest. Which are better to protect curious children IF they should somehow get hold of a handgun?
Also, are the biometric fingerprint safes like the Bio2000 and Sequiam BioVault good? Any word on false positives or false negatives in reading fingerprints?
Sorry for all the questions, just want to do this right.