Originally Posted by kirbinster
Welcome. I too am a resident of the People's Republic of NJ. Where in the state are you from?
Don't you mean what exit?
OP - is there any range that rents to you can try before you buy?
9 mm - best bang for the buck.
There's lots of good guns - CZ, Sig, Glock, S&W, Ruger, Springfield, Kimber, Taurus, etc, etc, etc. Best to try and go shoot some and figure out if you like DAO, DA/SA, SA, hammer vs striker, etc, etc, etc.