Rent before you buy is a rule I mostly live by - LOL! Sometimes that's not possible and sometimes I just don't care. The guns I thought I wanted till I rented and/or shot them? 1) HK P7M8 9mm (the squeeze cocker freaked me out and I couldn't hit anything with it). 2) Beretta 92FS 9mm (cycled like butter and grouped like a shotgun). 3) Walther PPS 40 S&W (too much recoil for me, 9mm is fine).