This is my first post and my first attempt to exercise my 2nd amendment rights. I've always been anti-gun until I obtained a college education, understood the cronyism involved with existing laws (which are seldom repealed), the appalling lack of foresight and consideration of long term implications from our government and the global conditions that can make civility disappear in a flash. I live in DC and quite frankly, there are a million things that should freak everyone out of complacency.
That being said, I have no intention of concealed carry to defend myself in an everyday situation. In fact, some of you bastards at the range are so proficient in your shooting, I would never entertain in almost any case drawing my weapon against another armed attacker (I'd surely lose).
So my arm would be one for a sh1t-hits-the-fan situation, defend my family and posessions yet still be reasonably comfortable to carry if on foot. I am a n00b at handguns (but shot my fair share of AR's in the great state of Texas) and my research has led me to look at the CZ-75 SP-01. I have tended to perform poorly with rented glocks at the range, but appeared to be a bit of a stone cold killer with my friend's revolvers, desert eagles, etc. I assumed this was because I probably have issues with my trigger pull and the recoil, shifting my barrel away from my target. The CZ reviews seemed to indicate that it is dream to shoot, makes accuracy easier and is manufactured by a great quality company.
After researching what the hell a dec0cker is, and SA/DA (which I still only loosely understand) I started to question if I even wanted a gun with hammer. I like the concept of a safety too, because I am a n00b and don't want to kill myself or others if I drop my gun, or don't pull the trigger and hammer correctly to dec0ck. Now before you flame, I am not asking about a dec0cker vs normal setup.
My question is as follows: What is a full-sized striker fired gun without a hammer with a 10+ round capacity that is offered in either 9mm or .40 that is easy on n00bs who shoot like me (see two paragraphs up), that may have safety features that are decently easy to disengage when drawing, that has a great reputation for reliability and longevity and is relatively easy to break down and clean for a beginner? In other words, given my rationale for the CZ-75 SP-01, what is a good non hammer version? Cost is not important, but I would like to maybe put on sights that make my n00b a$$ just a little bit better at accuracy.
Many thanks to my future community.
EDIT NOTE: I forgot to mention that I moved to VA as soon as I could after Newtown. So no limits on the type of gun.