I got my first handgun 2 weeks ago, I tried shooting a glock, XD, and a sig and liked the sig the best. I picked up a CPO p226 9mm for $430 (hope I didn't get ripped off, but the prices in this area, it seemed fair)... figure I'd go with a 9 since it is my first gun. Well over 2 weekends at the range, I think I fired like 800 rounds and am just itching to go back. Had a blast... now looking to dip into my poker money and get another gun. BTW, the one day I went to the range there were a fuckload of people there, some even brought golf carts that were loaded with AR15s and ammo I think the range attendent said they were "match shooting" I didn't get a chance to check it out, but by the amount of people there it must be a blast.