Originally Posted by garsha91
I guess I should be more specific. This will be my first HANDGUN.
Well living in Chicago, you need to take the Chicago permit class too now that you have a FOID. So along with that, you're required to shoot as well to 'qualify' during the class. That would take care of my suggestion to take a basic handgun class first.
Midwest Guns in Lyons and Gat Guns way out in Dundee have the class and a huge selection to rent from. Maxon in Des Planes does to - never been there but they have a funky range policy for renting.
So class first. Then try different ones. Revolver, semi, DAO, DA/SA, SA, Striker, different safety (or not), .22 to start then different calibers. So much to learn, grasshopper