Definitely in 9mm, and conceal carry is a possibility, so a subcompact or compact frame would be ideal. I'm just going to hold them for now, I don't know of a range that rents guns around here. I'm leaning towards a G19 right now, but I'll hold an XD9 and see how I feel about. Also one thing I never understood about handguns is fixed vs adjustable sights. I'm thinking about getting night sights, so does it matter if I get fixed or adj? edit: Also looking at glocks on Bud'sgunshop there's lots of different abbreviations... FS, GNS, SFS, etc. What do all those mean?