IMHO the 9MM is a fine choice for a first gun -
Ammo per round from Walmart will cost about
$.22 for 9MM
$.32 for .40 S&W
$.37 for .45 ACP
One of the most important things for a new shooter practice - you will get more shots - more practice for the same $ with a 9MM.
Far as I know the 9MM is by far the most popular hand gun caliber in the world.
Last edited by Z71bill; 11-07-2010 at 20:03..