Hey all I have decided to get a gun to protect my family.I will be a first time owner.I am going back and forth on what to buy a 9mm or a .40 is there a big difference?
Go to the range, rent anything and everything you would consider buying. Shoot them all (this can get expensive with the price of ammo right now, but it's better to spend a bit more upfront and get something you will enjoy, than to buy something based on reputation from others only to have to sell later because you hate it) Then, after you've test fired, narrow your selection. I can't even begin to tell you how many idiots go buy a gun with little to no knowledge other than "they heard." Of course, it does help me attain like new handguns at low prices so I can't complain to much. I keep a .45 at my bedside, and a 9mm as my EDC. I'm not really the gun snob type who is finicky about having one type of ammo, or one type of gun. I enjoy the sport fully with all the options available. I've owned just about every established well known manufacturer there is over the years, less the super high price custom stuff.Hey all I have decided to get a gun to protect my family.I will be a first time owner.I am going back and forth on what to buy a 9mm or a .40 is there a big difference?
Youre welcome here in STL!! But as others have said, shoot the guns first!! I did only reading amd bought .40 S&W because it was a " middle of the road" caliber. Turns out, i cant shoot 40s worth my life and i am better off throwing the gun than shooting it. Now i have a 9 and 45. Love them. Its personal preference, so find your preference!GeneralPatton said:A little friendly free advice. Move to another state that doesn't act like Nazi's with firearms.