Hallo guys. I'm from Latvia and I'm currently in the process of getting my CCW license - I really hope I'll get it. I've been thinking about what handgun to buy as my first handgun. It will be used as a self defense weapon - will try to carry it 99% of the time. As the process of getting CCW here in Latvia is quite expensive and as I'm not sure I want to invest a lot of money into my first handgun (as I have no experience with guns), I was thinking of going for some kind of budget handgun. For now my options seem to be: 1) Makarov 9x18 - huge amount of used weapons - costs about 80$ for one in normal condition and around 100-120$ for one in really good condition; 2) Walther PK380 9x17 - used around 310$, new around 460$; 3) SigSauer P230 9x17 - used for around 230$; 4) S&W MP9 Shield 9x19 - new for 750$; 5) Walther PPX 9x19 - new for 670$; 6) Walther CCP 9x19 - new for 710$ 7) Glock 42 9x17 - new for 680$; 8) Glock 43 9x19 - new for 785$; 9) Glock 19 9x19 - new for 785$; 10) Glock 26 9x19 - new for 830$. 9x18 and 9x19 ammo costs pretty much the same (maybe 9x18 a bit cheaper, but not much). 9x17 is a bit more expensive than previous two. The main question is - should I even think about anything else that Makarov for my first CCW considering that I would like to stay on budget and also the differences in the prices of the guns available at local shops? If I should, could someone please share their thoughts on which of the listed guns I should be looking for and why should I invest in it, when comparing the huge price point difference between Makarov? Of course all good advice is welcome! Thanks!