Originally Posted by slo_guy
If you're comfortable with a gun already, a striker fire sub compact would be good like a glock, M&P or an XDM. If not, you might wanna look into getting a double action first gun so you don't have any accidents. If you're convinced you want a striker AND are comfortable with it, keep it unchambered.
damn good advice there sir
and you guys just now getting into shooting.... whether its competition or protection i still think 9mm is a GREAT caliber! and unless you have a lot of active shooting training/practice you will stop an intruder faster with a 9mm than you will a .45 because its the same logics as in competition. and people dont realize how minute the REAL difference is in modern ballistics... while recoil actually is significantly different. in a real life "situation" you arent going to have all the time in the world to re line up your shot so the faster you can can get back on target the in a "vital" area the better chance you have of stopping an attack. 7-8 fast well placed 9mm shots in center mass will stop someone a lot faster the 2-3 .45 cal shots and i dont care who says otherwise... sorry for the rant but i see WAY too many "i carry a .45 because i wanna stop em in one shot" dumb asses