I've never carried a gun in my life (outside of the military) and lived in and walked the streets of some pretty bad neighborhoods. Never had a problem I couldn't see coming and avoid (other than cops). HOWEVER, I do like guns and one day want to buy one, so this is interesting to read. I have no idea what most of you are talking about, but I'm interested in knowing more.
So after I take the gun safety courses and go out with someone who knows WTF they're doing, how much can I expect to spend on a nice handgun?