I grew up around rifles/shotguns but never pistols but I have wanted to pick one up sometime soon. so I went with my friend to the range shot his sig p226 9mm - nice gun also shot his buddies berretta brigadier (sp) 9mm - also not bad and a 22cal target pistol, cant remember the name but it was also a nice gun. for the 9's triggers seems abit different but they both felt similar. i think i did prefer the sig though and it looked alot better, out of my price range though I got to check out my friends gun collection before we went he has roughly 10 rifles/shotguns including a few nice ar15's but most of his collection is hand guns. In that one cabinet alone probably about 40 of them. Glocks, colts, sigs, revolvers, kimbers, all kinds of stuff his favorite are sigs, has a hole collection of nickel plates sigs and many others.