There's probably a sub better suited for this, but you know.... v/whatever
I got my carry/concealed permit finalized today, meaning I'm still waiting on the approval and physical license, but I'm not a felon or anything like that so I'm assuming I'm going to get it, no problem.
Anyways, I live in the country, go hunting, and otherwise shoot off guns fairly often, so I'm comfortable with maintenance and proper handling.
I've never owned a pistol though.
My brothers brought over all their pistols (12 different pistols between the two of them ranging from a .22 to a 500 magnum)
What I've predecided on is a 9mm, light enough for a comfortable carry but mean enough to be sufficiently deterring (if worn as an open carry, which I'm still deciding on too)
I really liked their glocks, the G17 & G19, but they're a couple models older or something like that.
I imagine a good amount of ya'll carry, or atleast own pistols, so would you mind giving me your opinions on what you like and why? A balance between comfort and stopping power is my biggest thing, meaning no .22's (ha) and I sure as fuck don't want that giant raging bull hanging off of me. I prefer mag-fed, but if there's some revolver out their that really meets my criteria, I wouldn't mind converting.
It's gonna be like, three weeks or more before I ever get my license in the mail, so time isn't necessarily of the essence, but still, might as well start doing my homework now.
Like I said earlier, I really liked the glocks, but didn't like their bulky, fat slides, it felt like they would get stuck a little bit on the holsters when I drew them and like... I sure as hell never want to use one of them, but I also SURE. AS. HELL. Don't want the thing getting stuck in the holster should I have to draw.
Pretty please with a cherry on top; thanks in advance.