I have been shopping for my own semi-automatic handgun for a while now. I have shot a variety of guns and would like to exercise my right as an American citizen in good standing to own my own. I have been to the range with Grass Valley PD and Auburn PD and have just acquired my Hand Gun Safety Certification. The input I have received about what to buy is wide ranging. People who appreciate this right and respect guns are very helpful in explaining their preferences, so while I am still shopping for just the right weapon, I am still taking suggestions from those I trust and respect and the education and fun continue.