Or .. SR9
My wife and I decided we wanted to pick up our first handgun mainly for home defense purposes. Two young boys, 4 and 2. We will also be purchasing a quick access fingertip safe. So, we did a bunch of online research and then went to our local gun shop/range and asked them for some recommendations.
They recommended several, in our price range, <$500 and we were able to try all but the PPX as it is brand new and they don't yet have it for trial at the range.
Out of all of the ones we tried we learned a few things:
My wife doesn't like the compact 9mm's, She says she constantly worries about them coming out of her hand. She also shot the full size ones much better. I thought it weird she didn't like the compacts but overall I was happy because it meant we would be shopping for a full size.
I liked the Glock g17 but she didn't, we both agreed the sights on it were bad.
We loved the Ruger SR9, both thought it was the best feeling/shooting.
The S&W we tried had a really long trigger pull that caused us both some issues. (Can't remember which model, but it was their entry level 9mm)
We both loved the look and feel in our hand of the PPX but we couldn't shoot it.
Do any of you have any experience with it? Can someone more savvy than me, I'm totally new to the handgun world, break down why it seems so good but is under $500?!?