The advice from others about trying different weapons is advice worth its weight in gold. And, if finances are in question, use that with what you find from shooting multiple weapons in your decision. Definitely don't go cheap as spittinfire and pioneer461 noted. You want a weapon that is good quality and gives YOU the value you want. Hopefully you'll find something that feels good in your hand and doesn't cost an arm and a leg and half your left nut. I'm lucky enough to have a decent paying job so on the occasions the "urge" hits me (like it did today), I can afford to splurge on a new "toy" here and there.