Can't say whether Guard or Active would be best for YOU.
The Army Reserve only has one infantry unit, located in Hawaii. The rest are all combat support or combat service support units. From what you posted, I don't think Reserve is for you.
All the Guard units in the four state area around me have deployed and seen combat. Most are artillery or infantry units. A few of them have done three rotations already.
If you're joining for combat arms, good for you. I see lots of people joining for bonuses and not wanting to work (support types). Thank you.