OK! im back.... sorry I took so long to reply..... so I decided it would be best for me to start nice and simple...... so I got a S&W Sigma 9mm.. some of u guys say it's not a worthy gun, but I don't think that's true. It's been great. No hick ups as of yet nor do i expect any. Thanks for yall help Ladies and gentlemen im finally buying my first handgun today april 22, 2009. BUT...... I really dont know what to get. I have about $500 to spend on it. I'm in the San Antonio area. It's going to be a home defense gun. (9mm) and i dont want to buy online..... I finally have the money, I want it TODAY!!! any help would be nice.