Even tho 22 ammo prices are ridiculous, they are still cheaper than 9mm, and nobody has reloading components. So, if you can make a deal someplace for 2000 or so rds of .22lr, that's the place to start. In fact you could start with a quality airsoft gun, right now, and ccw and shoot it in your home.. Get used to carrying it, 'clearing' your concealing garment, notice any problems accessing it with a given holster, location, or garment. Consider the Keltec PF9 and the Twisted Industries .22 conversion unit for the KT. you can have both for your $600 limit. RTK Industries makes a trigger parts kit that helps a lot. The $350 PF9 is a very "pocketable" 9mm. The .22 unit is quite accurate and reliable, too.
Last edited by bildee; 07-24-2013 at 12:14 PM.