I used to go to an indoor range that had a gazillion different model pistols you could rent and try 'em out.
That's how I got my first 1911. Rented a Springfield Armory and just loved the way it shot and felt. Soon I had my own SA stainless 1911A1 GI!
Some people think I'm paranoid because I have guns. If I have guns, what do I have to be paranoid about?