Just took my first handgun safety course a couple of weekends ago, and want to continue learning more. Still not sure what direction I want to take as a primary interest in shooting, so I'm researching them all. Likely more training courses and maybe some competition. Lots of intimidating information out there, and with so many options, I want to make sure I get a gun I will like. In my class I shot the Glock 17, and it felt OK, wasn't a great feel for me. So, I am going to be drooling over other handguns for one that might fit better. Then to the range to improve on the basics before another course. At the Clackamas County PSTC I took the 101 course and my scores qualified me to move on to the 101A course. The longer I go between courses and getting a gun to try, the more my skills drop. Also want to rent a couple models from the gun room so I can compare a M&P to an XD, or a Barretta. Since they don't rent to people who do not bring a gun in with them, and I don't know anyone who owns a gun, I am in a bit of a pickle. No experience for me means no base line to know what I like to shoot. It's intimidating, but I will break it down into less intimidating steps. Thanks, all. I just need to find a way to do this so it doesn't bankrupt me.