New forum member from Kansas City, MO. I'm also a first time handgun owner. After a lot of research, renting different guns from a local range and trying out several options with a friends collection, an S&W seemed like the best choice for us. My wife and I went with a full size 9mm M&P 2.0. I've already found some solid tips here and unfortunately all of the pictures are already making me think about what my second one will be. This could get expensive.