i strongly suggest you check out bersa firearms.
i bought the 9mm ultra compact for my first handgun, and i absolutley love it.
i love it so much, i bought the .380 version not long after!
you can get them out the door for around $400
I'd suggest an XD-9. This was my third handgun and if I had known then what I know now it would have been my first.
You get one FREE with some courses at Front Sight. Seems like a good deal. Gun and training to go with it. You need both after all.
I have a Bersa Thunder in 380. It is a good gun. A do not have experience with their 9mm. However I have a Ruger P95. I feel for the money it is tough to beat. Mine came with 2 15 round mags.
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G-L-O-C-K or you could get a Glock.