I figure now is as good of time as any to look into getting a gun. I'm fairly new guy and just want to get some opinions on why I should get a gun. I don't live in a bad neighborhood or anything, but it's always nice to know that there is that protection. Sorry, I'm rambling, guess I'm just trying to justify why I'm here and asking these questions. Anyways, my friend had a Sig Sauer P229 and I loved that gun. What do you guys think? Is that a decent gun to start out with? What info can you guys give me before I start shopping around (i.e. license, training, etc.)? Thanks.