Looking to buy first semi auto.
Hey guys and gals, Im getting ready to buy my first semi auto and will be purchasing it for home/personal defense. Ive read the laws and all that so I know what im getting into. Im no stranger to guns, Ive owned several in the past. Rifles, shotguns, revolvers..but never a semi auto. The wife says I can spend around 600-700 dollars for whatever I want to buy. (Go ahead and laugh, but at least im man enough to admit it! LOL). I am looking for either a .40 S&W or a .45 ACP....so I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions on a good gun for this price range/purpose. It will primarily be CC and home defense use only, with hopefully the only time it being fired is at the range. I dont want a compact and I have big hands. Also which caliber would you recommend. I want an affordable gun with good quality. If you guys have any suggestions Id really appreciate it.