The beretta would be a good choice, the glock and springfield options are more for what i would call a seasoned shooter. My best recommendation is the Sig Pro Sp2022 in 9mm. I paid 575 for mine and it came with three 15 rd mags, and night sights. It is a newer weapon on the market, but you can find them rather easily at any reputable gun shop. It can also be seen in Sig's website. It is extremely accurate, and very safe and reliable. I have acquired many handguns over the years from a 1911 to the beretta, to the glocks. and for some reason the Sig Pro is the one that winds up going everywhere with me.