First, I've already read the sticky. Second, I'm on canadian soil, so I had to ask the government if it was okay. They approved, so that takes care of the preliminaries. I have plenty of experience with long guns and have been to the handgun range about a dozen times this year, so I'm not totally green. I have seen a new M&P 9 for $580 cnd with two free mags included. Is this a good deal? the next best price on this firearm is 700 bucks. My main concern is price since this hobby is expensive. Does this seem like a decent deal and a good way to start off with a ceneterfire pistol? I don't have any strong leanings towards any particular pistol, I just want something for range use only that will work reliably, eats cheap ammo, and not cost too much.