Originally Posted by Sicilian13
How much more expensive is a box of .45 than a box of 9mm ??? I want the 9mm just so I can shoot its more offen
Honestly, it's pretty close to double the price. But you only need to shoot 'em once.
In all seriousness, people say 9mm is a better starter gun than .45 but my first handgun was a .45 as was my second. My third was a .40 and I just got my 1st 9mm last month. I still prefer the .45 over the nine tremendously, but wanted something with a higher round count. Get what you are comfortable with, if you feel that the price of .45s is too prohibitive, go with the 9mm. If you are dead set on Glock, you could always pick up a 22 (.40) and buy a 9mm conversion barrel.
If it were me and its not, I'd look at some 1911s in full and officers sizes. Not telling you what to do, just a suggestion. I own a Glock and love it, if you so choose to go with a 17, you wont be disappointed. But you could get a lot more punch from 8-10 .45s.