Would depends on what you want it for. I paid less than 500$ for my full size M&P. Same for my RIA 1911 in 9mm, and my SCCY. Those are the only ones I've bought recently. I like all three, but they are indeed very different guns. My favorite of those would be the 1911 (that surprised me!) but I usually carry the SCCY. Figure what you want it for, do some research, and in that price range you should do fine.