Looking at purchasing my first hand gun. I don't own any pistols so to speak, I own plenty of rifles and such. It would be mainly for home protection. ive looked at a few but im not much of a gun person. looking at either a 9mm or a .45. with that being said the day I purchase one I plan on taking a gun safrty class just cause I don't know enough about them I know it sounds dumb but id rather be safe than sorry. what do you recommend? why? what do you have?