Questions for the forum members. Finally looking to purchase my first handgun, CC, and home defense shotgun. I'm literally going from zero-to-sixty out of the gate I know, but it's time. For the last 25 years I've lived in pleasantville (Loudoun County in Northern VA) but personal beliefs and some local indicators are moving me to this decision. So...here are my questions:
1. Handgun wise, based on reviews (videos and online articles) and my Dad's input (he owns a (all 9mm) Baretta, Sig P320, and his CC is a brand new Sig P365 (replacing an old .38 revolver he loved). Based on all this input, I've narrowed my handgun choice to the following three 9mm:
I'm really up in the air on these three. What is the recommendation for a first time owner who plans on taking it seriously (classes and a regular training/shooting schedule)? The Shield M&P is a close 4th...but I just start to get bleary eyed when I consider too many options. Glock and Springfield are off the table for me (the details are inconsequential).
2. Second question...does it make sense once this choice is made to stay in that family of gun maker for the CC version? i.e. If I settle on Sig, do I just commit to the P365, or the subcompact version of the CZ P-10 if I commit to that maker?
Thanks for the help!