Hello from Alpharetta, Georgia!!
I've been researching pistols for the past few months. I have some experience with guns but I am far from an expert. Right now I'm borrowing a G17 from a friend while I figure out what to buy. I'm 99% certain I will be buying an XD(m). However I still want to do a bit more research, and educate myself. So I've ordered Boston's Gun Bible and enrolled in a defensive pistol course later this month. I hope that this will turn in to a fun little hobby and something that I can share with my wife eventually.
Hope to learn lots from all of you here. Thanks for the great resource! Feel free to send me comments or suggestions