went to the range today, im only 19, but they didnt even card me. cost was 6$ a gun, i rented 5 guns and 50 rounds for each for just under 100$. this is my first time shooting any kind of handgun BTW. Beretta 92f 9mm - loved the way it sat in my hand, kick wasnt too bad, overall i liked it, might have to own one someday :smile: Sig P229 .40 - i freaking love this gun! fits in my hand prefect, kick is minimal, and i got my best grouping in with this gun. Springfield XD-40 - i love this gun too, feels good, not alot of kick, and i shot very accurately with it, only think i dont like is that you have to pull the trigger back pretty far. Ruger (forgot model number) 9mm - didnt like the way it felt right from the start. seemed to have too much kick for a 9mm, overall i did not like it. i really didnt like having to pull the trigger way back either. Colt 1911 - sweet mother of god this gun is mean. my shots were all over the place, gun felt great when i held it, and i got the feeling that if i precticed with it more i'd really like it. so i have decided that my First handgun is going to be the Sig P229. how much should i be paying for one? also whats the difference between the p229 and the p239?