Op, I'd get the 19. It's an all around great gun. Ammo is friendlier on the pocket book. For range/plinking the Winchester white box you get at walmart is perfect. About $23-$25 for 100rnds. Or the federal fmjs are pretty nice too. For home/self defense I'd go with some 147gn jhp. Brand wise for the jhp- double tap, buffalo bore, federal hydra shock....there's a lot of good stuff out there
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