if you're taking 3-4 range trips, assuming $15 per rental, that's $45-60. why not just buy used without trying (just holding)? if it's not for you, sell it. you aren't going to lose out more than $50 on a used gun if you resell it quickly.
Favorite range gun for the money - CZ 75B or STI Spartan V 9mm
Go-to carry setup - Walther PPS or PPQ in FIST kydex holster 1AK
Favorite semi-auto design - HK P7
"A Sig is like a lightsaber - not as clumsy or random as a Glock."