My first carry was a Sigma 9VE ($320) and it proved reliable and accurate, it was "rotated" to my desk drawer eventually. Then I upgraded to a CZ-40 ($420) and it proved to be every bit as solid and dependable. May still go back and pick up a Sigma 40VE someday. I also picked up a Bersa .380 ($220) and Sig P-230 ($270/used) for those hot days when I wanted a bit smaller footprint and locked away car guns a few times.