Hello All, I recently acquired a Colt 1911a1 in .22. This is my first handgun and you can find a post about it in the Range Review section. I have already made the decision that I am definately going to want something bigger. My wife said that it would have to wait until after Christmas but I like to research. I'm thinking semi-auto but a revolver does hold a high appeal for me. Based on a price cap of $550 or so, which pistol would you choose? All of these seem to get mainly good reviews. I have no experience with centerfire pistols but will definately be getting one. Ruger SR40 ($450) Springfield XD40 ($550) Beretta PX4 Storm ($529) Smith & Wesson M&P40 ($550) Smith & Wesson SD40 ($450) I've already decided on .40 unless I get talked into either 9mm, .38 or .45. I really only see the .45 if I were to go with a 1911. These are all prices that are at retail locations of a store near me. I won't order a gun from an internet vendor and I want to see/handle the gun in person before laying down any money. I haven't yet been around to any of the LGS in the area that I deal with but if they have a price that is similar, then I will almost always buy from the local dealer.