Thanks for the feedback. I've shot 9mm handguns before but not the .40 I'm new to handguns, and trying to figure out what to get. I'll probably settle on 3 different types. I want to get a 1911 .45 ACP, a semi-auto .40 or 9mm and some kind of revolver. Not sure what yet. Maybe Taurus' new Judge. I bet that's fun to fire a .410 round through!
There's a gun store in my area that has a range and will let you shoot their rental guns. I'm probably going to go there and try a few out before I decide what I want to get.