Just a thought, if your job requires you to carry, you might want to look a something other than a 9mm.
apexhunter wrote:Assuming you aren't required to carry concealed and don't have to worry about a subcompact piece my preference would be an XD or XDM. That said Sage had a good piece of advice to handle and possibly shoot all 3 makes. Glock and Springfield have different grip angles and what suits one person may or may not suit another. Being new to handguns you probably have no preconceived notion of the feel and geometry so either would suffice. I just like the Springfield better because the ergonomics just work for me.
As far as caliber goes, the 9mm will work and is a bit cheaper to shoot but there are more powerful options available...anything starting with a 4 comes to mind. Many will argue that the 9 is more than sufficient but a 40 or 45 is proven to carry more energy and create more damage on the receiving end. And somebody carrying for work definitely wants the capability to stop somebody in their tracks.
MNWaterfowler22 wrote:Glock 17 or 34
Smith & Wesson M&P
Springfield Armory XD or XDm
MOhuntingGuy wrote:Oh, and another good question to ask, Do you have to conceal carry or open carry? That will be the deciding factor on the size.
MNWaterfowler22 wrote: Glocks are nice but my pop has a glock and it is ok to shoot but I kind of want something different. Something that I picked out and fits me instead of following his lead.
MNWaterfowler22 wrote:Wow thanks guys for all the info... keep it coming.MOhuntingGuy wrote:Oh, and another good question to ask, Do you have to conceal carry or open carry? That will be the deciding factor on the size.
I do not have to conceal it will be on the hip. Glocks are nice but my pop has a glock and it is ok to shoot but I kind of want something different. Something that I picked out and fits me instead of following his lead.
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