I didnt see anything about the XDM (close to your budget) which is an all around amazing tool, that package comes with a lot of goodies, go with the XD9 and save a few bucks. One tool that has gotten me by surprise and consistently listed as one of the top 5 handguns is the Taurus PT92. Its sexy, accurate and flawless. I have never been a fan of the glock, seems as if they are not as accurate as the others and the feel isnt as nice as the XDM or the Taurus. If you are trying for a conceal look at the LC9 in your budget. The CZ-75 is also a solid choice. Good luck!