I am going to purchase my first handgun and am considering a 9mm, .40 or .45.
I realize shot placement is the most important factor and that the .40 is more expensive for practice.
Train to fight with what you'll bring to the fight.
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If you are looking for a carry gun that is compact, a 9mm should be pretty easy to control even in a smaller and lighter package.