Having spent my life around guns I tell people to always to to a good gun shop and shoot a few different pistols. Don't just go on what someone else says. People tend to like the guns they learn on. Guns are a like cars and mods......everyone thinks thiers is the best.
Home defence= shot gun
I have to ask if buying a gun is the best thing to do at 19 y/o and in college. When I was 19 in college the last thing I wanted around the dorm/ apartment/ house was gun.