Hi, I'm new to the forum and to firearms and thought this would be a good place for information before purchasing my first handgun. Don't want to be a victim.
Welcome.....advice here can vary in worth and accuracy..so weigh all of it carefully. ( except mine of course which is never wrong). Get good certified training, and read read read.
My advice to you as you start your career with firearms on the internet is to add the following statement to EVERYTHING people tell you.
"With training and practice"
The 1911 is the best gun in the world "with training and practice."
A Savage is an out of the box submoa "sniper with training and practice"
Trslmn is a noob "with training and practice"