I know this is a love or hate topic here. If its not your thing, sorry but I value the input of our collective here at the TDPRI. I am looking to get a new pistol for some plinking/target practice. I have plenty of rifles and shotguns and dont really need anything else for home defense, just something for practicing/plinking in the back pasture. My first thought is a simple .22 pistol so that it is (relatively) cheap to shoot. But I want something fun to shoot and most .22's I have shot really dont give you "that feeling". My father in law is insistant I go for a 9mm. But It seems like that might get a little costly everytime I want to go run a few hundred rounds through it. So now I dont even know what caliber pistol I want, much less brand. I dont mind buying used but when I go into the gun shop I feel like I dont really know enough to be able to make an informed decision on a used piece. I am feeling a little overwhelmed like when I was 13 and would go into the guitar shop and ALL the guitars would be on the wall. It took me about 20 guitars and about 15 years to find that the telecaster is right for me. I dont want to take that much time and money to find the right pistol for me. I am looking for my goods friends at TDPRI to recommend a few options for me to research a little more. Should I go .22, 9mm, ??? I am looking for a semi-auto and I would like to keep the budget under/around $400. What pistols do you like/use, and why does it work for you. Thanks!