So I'm turning 21 on the 16th, and I am trying to decide what to purchase. I'm planning on getting my concealed carry permit when I have time to take a class in my home state (North Carolina). I am trying to decide between a carry pistol or a .22 pistol (ruger or p22). I don't have the funds to purchase both. I shot alot of different handguns in a riflery class I took here at school, but I can't decide whether to go ahead and get a carry pistol or a .22 to practice with and get proficient with shooting and handling a handgun. When it comes to rifles everybody always says that a 10/22 (or variant of it) should be your first purchase. What is everyones opinion when it comes to handguns? As far as a carry pistol, I really want a 10mm. It would be expensive to shoot but it is by far my favorite round that I have shot so far. Would it be smarter to purchase a different caliber that is less expensive or go ahead and get the caliber that I want and just shoot as much as possible. I have shot a 1911 in 10mm and a glock 29 in 10mm. Are there any recomendations for other pistols in 10mm?