Welcome to the FTF. Stop by the "Introductions" section if you will.
Not knowing your experience, it is difficult to give you an opinion of what is best.
If you are starting to get into handguns, go with a single action .22 revolver and learn the basics of shooting. You learn nothing from "spray and pray" with a semi-auto.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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