Looking for my first handgun, can you help?
I just took my NRA pistol safety course and have applied for my permit. I am looking for advice on what would be a good first gun. My primary use will be range shooting and home defense. I do not see myself carrying this gun often. I am seriously considering the SIG-SAUER P220 either the Equinox or extreme version as well as the SIG 1911 Nightmare. I want my 1st gun to be one I really want. I will be adding a nice .22 for the bulk of my range work. MY thinking here is the .22 is much cheaper to practice and hone my skills with. I figure I will shoot a couple of magazines with the .45 to get the feel. I am not stuck on these choice as I havent held or shot either of them.
Any and all suggestions and advice is greatly appreciated. I plan on renting the few choices I narrow it down to and seeing which one feels the best.
THANK YOU for any help