I just got back from a local gun show. I'm shopping around for my first pistol. My gun owning friend Tom was going so I tagged along with him to get some hands on time with the different manufacturers. I've had a Glock19 in mind for the past month, but after holding it and the other guns I'm leaning more towards a Sig. I liked the way the single stack guns fit my hand better. I also wasn't the biggest fan of the polymer guns that everyone loves. I also got to hold some Springfield and Kimber 1911's, which I liked, but I think it was just because of the big price tag and general badassedness. The most eventful thing of the day was meeting Steve Cooper from Paladin Training. (http://www.paladintraining.com/) They're based out of Florence apparently. And in June they're having a two day class that I'm already signed up for. The first day is all intro to hand gun ownership. How to hold it, how to take it apart, how to shoot it, etc. They supply a bunch of different guns if you don't have your own to bring. The second day is all Concealed Carry class. So in two days I'm going to knock out my two biggest goals. I am happy with my trip, even though I didn't come home with anything, and I can't wait until June.