I was introduced to larger (i.e. bigger than a .22) handguns with a 9mm Beretta 92. And while I liked the 9mm for years, lately I have found that I favor the .45 for the mess that it makes, and the .380 for size and concealability. Someday in the future I might find the right 9mm gun for me, but for now, the 9 and I aren't exactly on speaking terms.
I have a mild interest in guns. Actually, I think the clinical term is "obsession," but that makes me sound like some kind of gun-nut. Which is fair, since I am.
Wastin' away my future children's inheritance one box of ammo, range fee, and bottle of Hoppe's #9 at a time.