Recommendations on best option for .40
Im fairly new to the gun world and the forums. A lil briefing on my experience well not quit but some what. I am interested in owning my 1st hand gun. I have shot a .380 auto and .45 at the range. I recently went and had a blast. I am mainly self educated on gun safety via videos etc. and reading and more reading. Also took a course online so im pretty safe on handling one. A family member also owns a .40 semi auto so i have handled his and got some lessons and pointers and have gone to the range w/ him. I have even disassembled the .380 solo lol via self teachings...
Now to get to the point and not bore anyone. I have done alot of looking online for .40 semi autos and read alot of reviews.
My primary purpose in my 1st purchase would be for self defense and def. conceal carry, but i really would love to have as much magazine capacity as possible for the reason that this will also be my only range gun. Till the moneys right. With that being said i would love to have input on with types/brands and so on more experienced gun owners could recommend. The budget im working with isnt much but im tring to spend at max $550. I would like to have a manuel safety and decocker is a plus.
Have have narrowed my search to these models but any suggestions are welcome per my probably not even knowing about those guns :) :
1st choice per mag size*Smith & Wesson 10 + 1 Round Compact 40 S&W/Ambidextrous Safe
2nd*Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 S&W -6rd & 7rd
3rd*Sig Sauer SP2022 - not really concealed weapon lol but i like it.
Id go with the 1st choice per it not being much bigger then the new m&p shield .40 and the mag size is a plus. Price wise its not much more then the shield.
The Sig would be my 2nd choice if it wasnt that big lol. Full size frame.
Well i hope i added enough info to get some good responsed and thanks for looking.