Thanks...I guess I'm feeling out for ideas here. I also have pretty large hands... I'm not sure how that will effect my comfort w/ certain pistols.
Sooo, I did not read the thread and I'm sure someone has mentioned that 9mm is the best, 40 cal is the best...45 is the best...
*I* have a Glock19 that I'll use. I like 9mm for the capacity (15+1) and lets face it, 1 or 2 rounds from nearly any gun will at a minimum put the other person at a severe handicap. I went with the higher capacity incase I need more rounds for whatever reason.
However, others like larger caliber rounds and I can fully understand that.
Weapon, it's your choice. My buddy hated the Glock, but he bought a S&W that was pretty much a Glock with a S&W emblem on it.
*I* did not enjoy the Rugers and some of the others I shot. I like the Glock cause it feels lighter and playing around with IWB carry it seems nice.
LOTS of great guns out there. I think the more important aspect is self training. I'm great with rifles but never had any hand gun training. Will be doing IDPA at least once or twice, there is a range in greenville (sp) that allows various things that you can practice with someone who knows WTF they are doing and IMO just straight shooting at the range for accuracy will help.
I was floored when qual'ing for my CHL how pathetic a shot you can be and still pass. So do it for yourself/your family and not to pass the qual. At the end of the day I bet that self-confidence/training will pay off more then picking the perfect gun, considering it is all preference.