hi to all the BOG out there! i am a new member member of this forum and i would like to ask all the BOG's out there sa Pinas for some advice about my 1st firearm purchase. currently i am working here in saudi arabia as an ofw. i am planning of having my yearly vacation this coming dec. 2004. and by then, also want to purchase my 1st firearm for home defense. as of now i'm on to 1911(.45 or 9mm) provably local made or even imported but not those expensive one's. my budget for now will not be able for me to get a glock or those high end 1911 or semi-auto pistols. my max bubget is only 30K including paper works. i was thinking of the ff. model; 1.armscor practical series (.45 or 9mm) 2.ria (.45 or 9mm) 3.norinco 1911A1 4.sam 1911 .45 cal. 1.norinco np-29 (high-cap 9mm) 2.norinco cz-75 clone 3.norinco hp-35 clone 4.norinco sig-226 or 228 clone those are the only models i think are worth my budget as of now. so hope anybody can give any suggestion or 2. any other models that you have in mind even if it reaches up to 40-45K. including paper works might be needed also. i can still stretch my budget up to 45k 'coz i still have 5 months more to go here.