My brother-in-law and I have visited the range together a few days ago. He's shooting well for his 4th time to the range. He's looking for a Home Defense gun for him and his wife. Also one that's fun to shoot at the range. So I took him to the range to try out the Glock 17 & the Kimber Custom II. He likes both guns but doesn't want a 1911 (yet) and he's not interested in Glock for what ever reason. So I had him rent the XD in .40 since I think it's a good gun for the buck. He didn't like the XD that much but it could have been a crappy range gun. He has some some things he has in mind: He's dead set on .40 S&W $600 Limit Needs to fit lady's hands ok Likes tactical look likes 2-tone look 4 to 4.5" barrel (little longer little shorter is ok too) We just talked with my gun dealer to price out a Sig 226. Awesome gun, he would TOTALLY buy that one if he only had $1000 to put down on a gun. However he can't get over the fact that he could have an AR for that price. He also likes the H&K USP double action pistol in .40 but I hear that one is also out of his price range. (p30 or p2000) Here are some other guns I wanted to tell him to look at: Ruger SR9c which - great trigger and a smaller more friendly grip. Browning Pro-40 Browning High-power (in .40 if they make one) CZ-75 (in .40 if they make one) 92fs (in .40 if they make one and is in budget) Glock 22/23 in .40 (but would rather not have a Glock) I need help expanding this list. Thanks!