I'll be getting my pistol permit in the coming months and am already thinking about pistol options.
In terms of personal priority I would first like to learn propper form and technique and then move onto something that packs a bigger punch.
With that said, aside from your basic 9mm, are there 22lr pistols? I figured 9mm is "fair" priced to shoot, but 22lr is dirt cheap to shoot and you can spend the whole day learning for only a few bucks.
Down the road i would get something bigger