I'm been visiting this site for a few days and mostly everyone seems to know what they're talking about, so I figured I might as well ask you guys for some advice.
I'm about to turn 21, and looking to buy my first pistol. I have lots of experience with rifles/shotguns, and already own a .30-06, .22rifle, and a 12-gauge, but have limited experience with handguns. I know just enough to know that I want more power than .22 but also no cannon either, and I also want to stay away from revolvers, everything else is up in the air. It will most likely be a while before I buy another, so for the first I need a good all around gun that can be used for defense but can also be shot for fun without becoming too expensive. I was thinking along the lines of a 9mm or .40, but is easily subject to change... Any recommendations or other suggestions?
Thanks for any help!