Ok guys I'm sure there are thousands of threads here on the same topic, but here is my situation. I have always wanted to own a handgun but never have. Dad had a .22 pistol that we plinked with a little bit but other than that, no hands on experience with anything. I am looking for some direction in purchasing one. I don't want to break the bank. I would use mostly target shooting, although it wouldn't be very often. I would like to have the option of hunting deer with it, so would a .40 or .45 be best? Thanks in advance.