My suggestion is to travel to one or more of your local gunatoriums. There you can handle and ask questions about the guns themselves. There are sure to be several within an hours drive of where you are at.
A local shooting range may also have guns to rent to try out. Call first and ask if they have this option.
There is likely to be a gun show coming up in your area, that will provide you with a larger number of guns to look at, handle and compare prices on.
There is no substitute for handling the guns themselves.
Google can help you in locating these resources.