I am fairly new to handguns. When I did my research, which included shooting various calibers and reading quite a bit (i spend a lot of time researching things before I purchase); I knew several things. The first was that I wanted American made (because I always go that way first)...the second was that I liked the way the .40 felt over the 9mm when I pulled the trigger. You already have this part figured out. I, personally, do not care for a Glock because the action feel rough to me. (not starting a war...please don't beat this comment up) I liked the way the action felt on the Smith and Wesson M&P and the E series 1911 .45. So that answered my question... I ended up with my gun in the profile pic...and could not be happier. Try them ALL....buy what feels the best for you. Rent, borrow..whatever you need to do to try out different models and buy what feels right to YOU. Good Luck!
“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“The constitution shall never be construed...to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
― Alexander Hamilton