Welcome from southeast Texas. If there are any in your area, you might try a CZ, the Witness is a CZ clone. Why do you want a .40? For a first handgun I highly recommend a 9mm over a .40. The ammo is cheaper, less cost equals more practice. The 9mm recoil isn't near as snappy as a .40, so you won't be as disappointed with your range results. Just my .02. Good luck with your search.