i'm finally moving into my own place in florida, so i figured now's the time to buy a gun. I'm looking for a handgun at the moment (shotgun to come down the road), but don't know where to start.
for a little backround on myself, I've been shooting at ranges and hunting for years, and know my way around a firearm pretty well, but it's always been with the same people, so all of my experience is on their 3 guns (AR-15, .45 forget the make, and a 12 guage).
the gun's main use will be going to the range every couple weeks. when not at the range, it will be in one of those quick-open fingerprint safes (gunvault) right next to my bed for safety/defense purposes at home. I'm planning on getting a CC permit in the next few months as well. I will rarely actually cary it, but would like to have it for the few times that i will want the option to. that being said, the gun i choose will NOT be based around it's ease of carry, but rather it's ease of use and practicality (i.e. size of the gun isn't really important).
so i'm just looking for some recomendations. so far, i'm leaning towards a magazine vs revolver, and figure i don't need something as big as a .45. other than that, i would love any suggestions yall have. as far as a price range goes, being as it's my first gun and i'm still a college student, being able to get something under $350 would be fantastic. i know you can get a number of handguns for under that, but i'm not looking for a POS either, so if i have to go higher on price, so be it.
i've been browsing around on here http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php
yall are always a great help. thanks,