Wife informed me that after saving up and a tiny bit of help from uncle Sam, she wants me to buy a ccw sized handgun and an AR. My firearm experience is mainly with shotguns because that's all we could hunt with in my area. I've shot a few hunting rifles and handguns a couple times but dont have any real knowledge about either. I do own a couple handguns that were handed down to me when grandpa-in-law passed, but they are older cheaper guns I haven't fired and likely wont due to being safety hazards lol (Bryco Jennings 9mm, FIE Titan 25 cal) My budget is extremely low and likely what I should be spending on one decent firearm. I need to keep it under 1k but really want to keep it under 750 if I can. I know, like most things, you get what you pay for....but I would rather buy entry level and train with them until I can afford to upgrade...heres what I've come up with..let me know your opinions, suggestions, tips,advice,etc... AR- I found at a local farm supply chain a DPMS Panther Oracle 556/223. I'm sure this is lower end but i should be able to pick this up for right around 400-450...which seems a good deal even on a basic AR. Handgun- I've handled several and see tons of deals from sccy,diamondback,ruger and Taurus that list subcompact 9mms for around 200...Again i'm sure these are bad but they cant be as bad as high point can they? I've found I would much prefer a single stack...if I can swing it I'd like to pick up a S&W shield 9 if I can find a used one from a local shop that's owned by a really good guy... Thoughts?