one guy suggested buying a .22, to do basic tng. for such a lower cost.
That's never bad advice for a new shooter,,,
.22 LR ammo is so cheap you can get in a lot of practice.
Another similar option is to buy two identical guns in two different calibers.
These are my two Bersa pistols,,,
My Thunder .22 and my Thunder .380,,,
Both together cost me less than $600 even with transfer fee.
I'm a fan of these guns only because they function perfectly.
Just a thought for you to ponder.