I will preface this post with: I live in Massachusetts. For those out of the loop, we still have the awb and a list that governs what pistols a dealer can sell you. Now to the good stuff. I have a small chunk of change saved and I want to buy a new pistol. I have a SW shield 9mm already, so I'm looking for something bigger, mainly used for HD, winter carry, and good ol' range fun killing cans and fruit. I'm flexible on caliber as long as it's pretty easy to find and relatively cheap (9,40,45). I would like for there to either be pre ban mags available, or for 10 rounders to be the standard capacity magazines. I have 310$ saved up currently, but am willing to spend up to 400....ok, 425 out the door. So far I have considered: -some variety of 3rd gen SW, for capacity...if someone could give me the crash course on these, I would appreciate it. I can't seem to crack the code of the number system. -ruger sr45, at the upper end of the budget but a full size 45 bought new would be cool and fit the bill -SW SD9/40ve, well within budget and easy to get in my neighbourhood -ruger p series pistol, again within budget, but I don't know the differences between models. To everyone who may contribute, thanks!