Hello everyone. I am in the market for my first handgun which I hope I can get soon. The main purpose is EDC and concealed carry. I have my CHP and a beginners pistol NRA class. I am looking for quality on a tight budget. I realize you get what you pay for, but at the same time a Sig Sauer or Kimber is way over budget. I would like to stay $500 or less is I can, but in this messed up market right now I am not sure that can be done. I am open to revolver and semi auto. A concern I have with the snubby revolver is they are harder to shoot well and the sights are poor. A concern I have with a semi auto would be about FTF and FTE issues should you ever have to use the firearm to protect your life. I would like to find value for the money and bang for the buck. I want something that will last and I do not care about brand name or showing off my pretty gun. I view a gun as a tool. It is somewhat like insurance, you hope you never have to use it but are glad you have it should you ever need to. My goal is to practice 1-4 times a month as ammo becomes available and "hobby money" is set aside. Thanks for the help.