If you like the Taurus check out the Beretta 92, the Taurus is basically a clone of the Beretta. I have a Beretta in 40 cal and I like it, they do have a chunky grip though that some don't care for, but I like it, and it's easy to take apart too. The military uses the M9, the 92 is pretty much the same gun.
I LOVE the looks of the Beretta and have read awesome things about it, however, it's hard to find someone that will rent/loan me one to shoot. Hard to want to buy something I haven't tried. It is sure one of the prettiest ones I've seen though.
How much do you have to spend ? No budget - Sig & HK are excellent. Mid range: I own an XDM 9 but if I had to do it again, the SW M&P line is worth a 2nd look. Police trade ins can be a good value as many police don't fire beyond mandatory qualification. Walther just reworked their trigger and overhauled their pistol trying to make inroads in American markets - worth a look.
I'm not a Glock fan and I w stay away from Taurus.
I just checked out the p95 online. Definitely a better price point. I'll have to check that one out too. I wasn't wild about the SR9 for some reason. Maybe because it wasn't as heavy as the Glock and XD models I held.
For plinktastic fun, you can get a 32 round extended mag for the p95. Believe me when I tell you it is a hoot.
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