The current ammo shortage situation and pistol panic buy got me thinking. I would bet a large percentage of the new buyers will never even go to the range to try out their new pistol. So from what two major manufacturer of main stream semi automatic pistols in the list for the poll would you make a recommendation to a potential new buyer with that in mind? I understand that it is always best practice to try out any new pistol purchase to gain familiarity with the firearm, practice safe handling, cleaning and lubricating, test functionality, and become confident and proficient with it but that is not what this thread is about. I can only list ten manufacturers in the poll so sorry if a favorite brand of yours as not included. If you want to recommend a specific pistol from the manufacturer that would be great too. Thanks for participating!