Ello all. Got a bit of a question that you guys will hopefully be able to shed some light on for me. See, in a wee four months I turn 21. You know what that means, and I dont like to drink. haha.
Ive had a few ideas, but wanted to get any experience possible before I really start looking.
Ive thought about getting a Glock19 (or 23) and then getting a .22 upper conversion kit for practicing with cheap ammo, and general target shooting fun in the back yard. Do you think that would be a good plan? Ive looked around, and seen various prices out there, Last year I saw some Police surplus G23 II glocks for sale for $330, and seen others around 400. I googled the .22 upper kits and they look to run about 200-250. How available are these kits, and are they worth the money?
There are some other sidearms I have looked at, but I dont know much about them as far as price, reliability, and practicality. Some of my considerations have been the Springfield XD(m) in 9 or 40, the Walther P99 in 9, and the Cz75 in 9, and MAYBE a Sig 226 in .357 or 9.
I have fired two different G19's and they were not objectionable, but the second time I also fired a Tarus copy of the Beretta M92fs, and did a considerable bit better at the same range. I have held the XDM and it felt pretty good, and the same for the P99. I have no hands on experience with the Sig or Cz.
Really what I need to know here is my .22 convo glock idea a good plan, and if not, what should I be looking at? I know I dont want anything larger than .40, and I know I do NOT want a revolver. Ive thought of chamber's in .380, 9x18mak, 9x19para, .40S&W, and .357Sig. Any advice and first hand experience would be appreciated.