Hello - I am new to this forum and pretty new to guns. My experience is limited to some pistol target shooting a few years ago. I live in the Detroit, MI suburbs and am looking to purchase a gun for home defense and range shooting. I went to a local/reputable gun dealer yesterday and they showed me 4 guns (all 9mm), Glock 17, Smith & Wesson (Sigma 9mm), Springfield Armory (XDm) and H&K. The dealer suggested a 9mm because it would be the easiest to shoot and for my wife to handle. I had always thought that it would be better to have a .38, .40, .45, .357 because of the stopping power less change that it would go through the person and the wall behind it. I liked the feel of all of the pistols and seem to like the XDm the best, but need to shoot a few rounds first. What do you suggest in terms of brand/model/make of gun? What calibre would be best given my needs? I also have two kids under 4 at home, which is my greatest concern in purchasing so and advice is greatly appreciated.
I appreciate any guidance/advise you can provide. Thanks
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