As the title states I'm looking to get my first handgun and begin exercising my rights
. I have grown up around guns and I've fired glocks, beretta's and sigs several times before so I am not a complete newbie.
I've done some reading and I would like to settle on a .40 caliber gun if possible. I originally wanted a compact model (For concealed reasons) but the dealer I talked to convinced me that at the .40 level he would suggest I bump up to a "mid-sized" gun like the p2000 and XD if I want a decent "universal" gun. After looking at a few different types I really like the P2000 from H&K.
I kind of want a DA/SA handgun because I like the idea of the first round being slightly tougher to pull then the rest (I'm a safety nut and want to lessen the chances of it going off in the holster).
After reading more about H&K I really like the reviews of P30 but don't like how its 9MM only.
I guess my questions are this:
Is the P2000 a good weapon for concealed carry? Would it really matter about going with a .40 vs a 9MM for personal protection?
Price really isn't a issue (I'm comfortable in the sub $900 range for this first purchase) as I do appreciate quality guns. I want something I can one day give to my son as a hand me down. My current gun, a browning gold hunter, has been with me for almost 12 years (I got one of the first production models)!
I'd like to get the gun soon (ie in the next month or so) so I can have it with me for my training class needed for my permit. Thankfully with OC laws in Virginia I can still have it around while I wait :-)