Originally Posted by axxe55
i wonder if i have outgrown my 22 rimfire pistol?
Bite your tongue! If I got rid of my 22's I'd have a lot less guns
I have no idea how you outgrow any firearm or caliber. I still have fun with my cheapo Crossman air gun. And I shoot 22's more than anything more for the fun than anything else. I can't say I am a big fan of a 9mm. I have a couple of them and they do get shot. But I've never liked the 9mm as much as I have my 45ACP 1911's. It's just a preference. I even have a 9mm 1911. Talk about low recoil!
If it's just a preference then get what you want OP. What you need to do is put your hands on as many different guns as you can. Most all modern pistols are pretty reliable and accurate enough for what people need them for. So it all comes down to how it feels in your
hand. I think nothing feels better than a 1911. But for others it's not. There are several others I have that I do like a lot. But the 1911 if my hands down favorite. Check out some used Sigs, the Spinger XD is about my fav if I was looking for a striker fired pistol. The FNP/FNX pistols are my fav for poly framed guns in general. Bersa makes some pretty good guns that wont break your bank account. I have recently shot a couple of the SD Smiths and those did feel pretty nice.
You just have to handle as many as you can. Because what feels best is what you will shoot best. If you can't handle it as well then it is not much more than an inaccurate paperweight. And that is a much bigger waste of money then almost anything I can think of.