Someone posted asking for a first gun for his wife; after much debate, it was settled on getting her a 9mm. now the question: which one to get her? Here's one of my responses after debating GLOCKS, Sigs, etc. ------------------------------ Well, there's one particular firearm that hasn't been mentioned yet, and I'm probably going to get blasted for this, but have you ever tried shooting a Hi-Point? They have an awful rep if you listen to most "gun snobs", yet meet anyone who actually has one and you'll usually get nothing but praise. A 9-Comp can usually be found for $100-$140, is very low maintenance (just brush and pad the bore/barrel every now and then with a little CLP, no field stripping required), has an unlimited lifetime warrant (call them and tell them you purposely lit it on fire, ran over it with a truck, and mailed the frame to Qatar and they'll say "no problem, we'll repair or replace it), and has great resale value if it's not to your liking (I believe in putting my money where my mouth is; if anyone here can't find a buyer for a 9-Comp in good condition I'll give 'em $100 for it FTF at a mutually convienient time). It's a great starter gun for someone to own; they have their own pistol and you can always get a "higher grade" gun later (GLOCK/Sig/Para/Kimber/etc.). That, and they'll eat any ammo you can get on the cheap as well as being +p+ rated. http://hipointfirearmsforums.com/Forum/viewforum.php?f=2 Do a little research; if nothing else it makes a good truck gun or a backup gun if your main piece ever has to go into the shop.