I bought my full-sized, hard chromed EAA Witness 9x19 for $225 with two full cap mags in LNIB condition several years ago. It's proven to be both highly accurate (when I do my part) and extremely reliable. So much so that I've never really seriously considered getting another full sized 9mm, as this one is paid for and does everything I ask of it just dandy. That may be changing. I've had the opportunity to do a good deal of shooting with a 5" XD in 9x19, and I've gotta say I'm impressed. If I wasn't on a fixed income (or didn't already have the Witness) I'd likely have one now. Very sweet, and well under your $600 level around here. I'm also intrigued by the ads for the new striker-fired Ruger model that's supposed to be on the shelves soon. While I'll wait to see what guys at "Guns" and "American Hangunner" have to say about the production models when they get 'em, and see if I can't wrangle a way to put some rounds downrange with one first, IF this Ruger delivers on what the ads imply I might just have to see what I can part with in trade. I own examples of several different Ruger designs and all of them have proven to be fine performers and excellent values.