Hi everyone. I finally took a handgun class yesterday. I learned a little about guns and I fired a box of rounds from a 9mm PX4. I really appreciate the time everyone gave me in a different thread. Now I am honing in on the gun I want and would like some thoughts. I'm going back on Thursday to fire a metal gun in 9mm. I'm going to get 1 free rental from the local gunny (sp). I like the way the Beretta M9 feels, and I like a Sig up there. I forget the model (drats!) Anyway, I think I am going to like the metal guns. I would love to lessen the recoil (regardless of how little there is in the 9mm), and I held a 1911 and it just felt great. I'll post back when I figure out which Sigs I held. I held a few and one felt good. I'll check back on Thursday. Q. As for the Beretta M9, does anyone have anything bad to say about it? A. I had wanted a manual safety, but after the class, I feel more comfortable without a manual safety. I already know not to put my finger on the trigger unless it is go time, so now I'm not sure I want one. It seems like it is one more thing to worry about. Q. Can you recommend a good metal piece without a manual safety in the price range of the M9? A. Q. I know the 1911 has a huge following...and I know why. Anybody have a lead on a used Colt 9mm 1911? $700 max? A. One more thing. Two guys were shooting 1911's yesterday. One was really accurate and one was way off. What's up with that? Are there any guns that can't be brought back into whack? Sorry for the long post and tons of questions.