Buying first semi automatic looking for sound advice
I am Mike. I am looking to buy my first semi automatic for concealed, home protection, and to carry in the car, although I have several .357s and an AR and multiple long guns. I have a price range to work with, between $300 and $400. Looking at 9mm, 40 cal, and 45 ACP. So far I am looking at S&W SD9, and 40VEs, Some Taurus Millenniums, 24/7 PROs, FMK9C1 GEN ll, and favorite Ruger P95PR 9 mm possibly etc. Any thoughts? Best knock down power, pricing and availability of ammo,(excluding the current surge which is ridiculous), accurate, reliable. Intersted in hearing your thoughts. Right now just finding anything on the shelf is impossible and not interested in used. Okay, let me have it. Thanks for your input. Yep newbie to this particular genre.
Re: Buying first semi automatic looking for sound advice
It depends on what your indended use is (carry,range or home defence). In my opinion (and can only speak for what I own) for the 3 possibilitys I will give my favorites
1:carry- springfeild xd or xdm in either 9mm or .40.
2:range use either a 1911 or my favorite of all the Beretta m9 (92fs) either one is extremely accurate and fun to shoot.
3: home defence- for home defence I like something with a higher capacity magazine so I often pick the m9 or the xd for night stand use. I have a tac light/laser mounted on the xd so that's my primary.