If you want to try out a .45 ACP, try a Glock. I just tried one this week, and I found it to be more manageable than the .40 S&W as far as recoil goes. It has more of a "push" than a snap. You can get a box of Winchester Whit boxes at Wally World for $30 (100 rounds)...
ok there were 2 pistols i was eyeballing that were available at my gunshop... springfield XDM and Glock 34.
both were about the same price. i liked the look and feel and simplicity of the glock34 but then i didnt like the rear sight quuuite as much as the XDM but then i dont really care for all of the extra safties on the XDm i know that sounds kind of stupid but just my opinion. i saw that the springfield comes in a big ol case and comes with a bunch of accessories but i dont know what the glock34 comes with.
if any of you have owned or shot either of these please give me your input
i looked at a taurus pt-92 which apparently is alot like the berretta m9 but i didnt really like the magazine release it wasnt really close enough to my thumb.
so the guy was also telling me, 'you could get a glock 17 its about $90 less than the glock 34 you just dont have the ported slide deal or whatever.' so they did that to decrease recoil when firing but its louder also.
Well looks like every one gave you a good choice of gun's.Me I love the 1911 so I have to put in a plug for it you can get a good 1911 in 9mm.If you like the 9mm stay with it.After all you have to hit it to kill it! And if you can shoot a 9mm and hit with it why change?
Whitebox of 9mm is $19.97 100rds, .45's are $38.97 100rds at walmart.
.40's are $28.97 100rds.
My WM in KY charges $30 for both .40 and .45 100rds (I just got done buying 3 boxes of .45 ACP at $30 a box for 100rds a box). I've never seen them get 9mm in, but if they did, it would probably be between $20 and $22.