Best .40 Semi-Auto for a beginner
Alright all you experienced shooters out there - I have a question for you. I am in the market for a .40 semi-auto handgun that will be used for
both duty carry (I work in prisoner transport) as well as home defense. This will be my very first handgun purchase and I need some good advice on what to look for. I've been mulling over what to get for quite some time and have looked at and held several different guns. I have several friends that are LE's and as you can imagine they all usually recommend Glocks. However, I did get the chance to check out the Springfield XD and XD(m) models. I liked the feel of the gun pretty well and found a gun shop running a $399 special on a .40 XD essentials kit. I've also looked at the S&W M&P models as well. Then, about a week ago I was presented with the opportunity to purchase a Sig P250 with three mags for about $350. I've researched this gun pretty extensively and for the most part it looks to be a great shooter. The only thing I question is that it has a long trigger pull and is DAO. Is a DAO gun good for someone just learning to shoot a semi-auto? I've got some experience shooting wheel guns, so I feel that it may not be too big a problem. I have a good friend that swears by Sigs and carries a P229 as his main duty weapon. He gave me some good advice and told me to find what felt comfortable to me as it is different for everyone. What you like may not fit as good with someone else. I really appreciate any suggestions you guys can provide.