Originally Posted by kusterleXD
FWIW, I have always been partial to auto loaders. I like the idea of having more ammo than a revolver. I do not believe auto loaders are difficult. The first handgun I shot was an auto loader when I was in High School. Up to that point I had only fired .22 rifles (bolt and semi-auto). Both auto-loaders and revolvers that are properly maintained will go bang when you squeeze the trigger. Yes, one must rack the slide back on an auto loader but it doesn't detract from the fundamentals of shooting.
Also, I learned to drive on a stick shift. If I could drive a manual transmission then I could drive anything. Same goes with learning to shoot on auto loaders. If I can shoot an auto loader then I can shoot anything.
My motivation is lower recoil.
I've fired a few revolvers, and they were well-made,
and shot well. I tried before I bought. I simply
prefer auto-loaders. Should I purchase a pistol
because other people like it better?