Ammunition for XD9? First Gun! Target and home defense.
Hey guys! I figured I would introduce myself with this thread. I'm from Sacramento California, 21 years old, and go to Sacramento State for mechanical engineering.
I just purchased an XD9 4" from Just Guns today, and I'm picking it up next Saturday. In the mean time, I plan on learning as much as possible without actually holding the gun.
I'm thinking about getting a small safe for it. I live in a house with some other guys from college, all of us are over 21 and responsible non druggy alcoholic types. So do yall think I need a safe, or is the manufacture box put in a safe place out of view and easy reach ok?
Biggest question, what kind of ammunition would yall suggest. Price is a big factor, I was most likely going to get it at a local Walmart. Eventually I will find a range and get some practice in with this gun, but I also want it as the primary defense for my home. Is there a specific kind that is versatile, or do I need different ones for different uses?
My common sense tells me I should practice with the same ammo I plan to defend myself with, simply because in that situation I want to know exactly how that gun is going to feel and where it's going to shoot. But I could be wrong.
Thanks for reading and replying. I am new to this forum, but not at all new to internet forums in general. I hate when new guys come in an ask stupid questions they can read and find answers for themselves. So if yall have any suggestions for threads that go over this information already, I would love to study them.