Originally Posted by justinnum1
went to the gun store today and looked at a few models.
-springfield xd 40
-smith and wesson m&p
for home defense, also looked at a shotgun they had, forgot th name but it was a tactical shotgun for 600 bucks.
any comments/advice....total novice here
S&W M&P 9mil is hands down the most comfortable gun i've ever held in my hand. it's amazing! shoots pretty well too. I'm heading over to my local gun shop at lunch to leave a deposit on one, so they order it for me.
Springfield XD-9 is comparable, but I like the feel of M&P way better, plus replaceable grip inserts on M&P are great, so the GF and the kid can shoot it with their tiny hands and stop whining about the 1911 being too heavy for them. 9mm ammo is way cheaper than .45 ACP too. They always want to go shooting with me, and i can't stand seeing 3/4 of their rounds going straight into the back of the range, completely missing the target.