Narrowing down my selection, need input
I'm on a limited budget and even though I've looked at the $600 plus semi-autos I don't see a need at this point to spend that much.
I presently have a .22 Beretta Semi-auto that I find fun, easy and inexpensive to shoot, and a .357 Mag with I want a louder boom. I'm looking at buying a 9mm. It will be used at the range, occasionally, more often only to stay proficient with it since the 22 is a lot cheaper to shoot. I want to balance the "fun" at the range with the need for a comfortable CC weapon.
Unfortunately, I don't have any place locally where I can rent. I have however, been to a couple of gun stores to get a feel for them. I've narrowed down my selection to the following:
Smith & Wesson SD9VE - higher capacity, low cost, read good reviews
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield - lower capacity, smaller size for CC, reported much better trigger
Ruger SR9C - can carry as compact or use full size magazine. Pushing my budget but willing to consider.
I feel all three would be good shooting guns but I need some advice from personal experience. Has anyone shot both of the Smiths and if so, what is your opinion? The M&P is within my budget, is it worth it for the lower capacity knowing the CC will be better? Due to the dual capacity mags with the Ruger, should I consider it?