Where to try out handguns?
Now this is probably a ridiculous question but is there such this as a place that you can actually go out and test pistols before you purchase? This is assuming I don't have friends that have the guns I would like to try. I am not a member of a gun club (yet) so I am unsure if they provide a service like this. Let me know.
The best way...in my opinion...
...is to join a local gun club.
I'm a part of a Concealed Carry Weapon's club and we have monthly range day. I've tried out Sigs, H&Ks, Berrettas, other Glocks, even M1 Garands and Springfield 1903 rifles!
Or if you're the loner type, scope out the local gun ranges and see if they have rentals. If you're in CA, I can suggest some.
Trying out a specific gun is a plus, especially if you're looking for comfortable gripping and different calibers. Good luck my friend.