sigmas are real nice guns for the price. i have a friend with one. i have shot it. the trigger pull is a little heavy but other wise its real nice. pluss you can get a new one in several diferent callabers for about $325. thats hard to beat in my book. i have also fired the springfield arms XD and XDM, wich are the ones you moast often hear people talking about. they are verry nice, and if you shop around you can find nice used ones for about $450. hope that helps.