So the GF and I just finished our gun safety class and I want something that I can take to the range that won't make my wallet too light if I want to do a lot of practicing. After looking on various forums and websites I've narrowed it down to the Glock and the Sig, though I'm not 100% set on one of those. They just seem to have a very large owner base with a reputation for being very solid 9mm pistols. I do want to start with a 9mm. I realize that a .22 is much cheaper to shoot but when I get my CCW it's possible that I'll get something like a .45 for the range and relegate the 9mm to self-defense duty, in which case it'll have more stopping power than a .22. Or I might get a compact .45 to carry and keep the 9mm for the range...I just don't know yet. GF's dad has a S&W M&P 9mm that I put a few mags through last Saturday, and I liked it pretty well. Yesterday I used his H&K USP .40 to finish the class and it was a very nice gun, although everything I've read makes me think that although H&K makes a great product, you can get the same quality in a pistol for less money. I've heard mixed things about Berettas and (mostly) good things about the XDs. Thoughts, opinions, and suggestions greatly appreciated.