My dad has a sigma. He really likes it. If you don't like the stock trigger S&W will send the parts to eliminate drag for free. Call to make sure! My dad bought his pistol a year or more ago. If you just want a nightstand gun a Hi Point might meet your needs.
I have a Ruger P95 that is really growing on me. I am a dyed in the wool revolver lover. I dunno if I will ever be comfortable with a 9mm peashooter for self defense but I sure wouldn't throw the P95 down and run. Paid $340 for the stainless slide model.
Lots of people mention CZ as a low cost weapon. I am a pretty good shopper. I seldom see a new CZ for under $400 unless it's a .32. Even the .32 cal models are over $350. I am not talking about CDNN that has all these great prices but never has the weapon in stock or the weapon is blemished.
"I do not aim with my hand; I aim with my eye. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."