I'm not much of a pistol guy but now that we can carry in Illinois I'm looking at what to get. Considering Glock 29 9mm, Ruger 390 acp, M&P compact 9mm. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Mike.
I agree with Robb, if you're "not much of a pistol guy" get a double action revolver. KISS, if it's got bullets in it you're ready to shoot, just point it where you want the bullet to go and pull the trigger. If you want to unload it just swing out the cylinder and dump the bullets back out. Most semi-auto's require a little more familiariy to operate safely.
Concealed, or not concealed? (I don't know what the law allows you to do in Illinois).
If you're going to carry on your body, concealed, I recommend you investigate by taking guns of various sizes and shapes that you may already own (if any), and practice placing that unloaded gun under your clothing in different locations, in summer clothing, and SIT DOWN IN A CHAIR WITH IT while watching TV for 15 minutes (simulating eating in a restaurant, etc.).
You will quickly see that a lot of the recommendations given above, are being given by "truck gun guys" who do not carry concealed on their body, in summer clothing, anyplace where they have to sit down with the gun on them.
Try before you buy! You would not believe the number of used "carry guns" for sale out there, by people who bought them without thinking this through, and their choice turned out not to "work" for them.