Hi all. Been lurking around here for a bit. Thought I would introduce myself. I am a complete nooB. New to shooting and new to the forums. Just got my CPL in the mail today. Signed up for a pistol safety class in a couple weeks then headed to a local range the first Wednesday after that for open rental day to try different guns before I make a purchase. I want my first pistol to be in the $500 range. That price should get me into a decent model, right? Leaning towards a 9mm or 40 to begin with, but we'll see what feels right. I really enjoy all the info (and opinions) found here. Think I'll stay awhile.