New I would go with the P95. I got my blued ruger P95 for under $300, I think it was $289 on sale a couple years ago. Like someone mentioned previously used pistols and police trade ins are great options too.
Like this S&W 5906 9mm (lot's of police used to use these, they're nice guns)
If you look you can find them cheap http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=219144094
S&W 5906 9mm, FN commercial Mauser .270 win, Winchester 94 .30-30, Ruger Redhawk .44 mag, Ruger 10/22 .22lr, Ruger P-95 9mm, Savage 110 .30-06, Norinco SKS 7.62x39mm
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