Originally Posted by cadkins
Hi. I'm looking to get my first pistol. I really don't know where to start. I know I want to use it for target shooting and for personal protection as well. Any suggestions? I've shot the beretta m9 before and loved it.
Do you have your heart set on a semi-auto? If I had it to do over again, I'd go with a wheelgun (revolver). Basic, simple operation and if you can master that, especially shooting in DA, (double action) you're way ahead of the curve when you get that semi-auto. Caliber and make/model is a personal choice, handle some and see how they fit you...just my .02
Stop by here if you can, this place is a MONSTER, tons and tons of inventory, good folks too!
Here's another great place to try as well if you ever find yourself in that area...bit of a hike from the coast though.