Hi guys new member from NJ.I need to hear your opinions on some options for .40
I just got my permit and purchasers card.I went to a gun range and tried a bunch of guns and I really liked the .40 and the .357 semi autos. I shot a glock 22 a SIG a springfieldXd an MP SW....and I really liked the glock and the SIG....to start with my first experience....I told the guy i'm renting a .40 cal.so he gives me the glock and 4 boxes of ammo I told him that I wanted.I go in my lane start loading the glock all goes in fine without any visual for noob like me differences.
So I go to shot the first shot and the glock jams...I take out he mag pull the slide took the shell out..i figured old gun..bad amoo...whatever.Then I load the mag again take one shot and the frickin thing jams again....then I do the same thing all over clean it out take the bad shell out and call the guy thats taking care of the lanes sweeping shels and stuff and helps you out.and I'm like:that gun jams like twice with every shot WTF?he looks at the gun takes the box of ammo and hes like!is that your ammo?? I'm like NO i just got it.turns out the retard behind the counter gave me a 9x19 ammo for .40 call...I'm like WTF?what if that exploded in my hand an rip off my fingers right?
then I got the right ammo shot all the other guns and everything was cool.but that got me thinking and do a little more research on failure on glocks and any other polymer frame guns and the pictures I saw and stories I read were horrible.Now I know that most of the cases was caused by reloaded once shot shells and all...but there was a whole bunch of them that happened on glocks with stock ammo too.As you can tell I'm a noob so Thats why I'm asking for your oppinion.So all that research and the stuff that I saw and read and what happened from common sense I decided I want to go with a all steel gun.I like the full size guns like the glock 22. 4.5" barrel or a 4" barel like the sig that I shot looks pretty damn good.
I'm not in law enforcment or anything like that.No competition shooter.It's just for home protection occasionaly going to the range like 2-3 times a month.I know most you will say get a revolver but I don't like revolvers.
So give me your options on a good all steel gun,4-4.5" barrel,that is in the 400-800 price range and that is a recent model made now so I can order a brand new one.