actually glocks are a little more expensive, as i have seen about 100 bucks more expensive. one of my frat bros has that exact same gun, but with the stainless slide, and he only paid a little over $400 for it at a gun show, brand new.
i personally am in the market for a handgun right now, but since i am not 21 yet it is hard to buy since i have to find a used gun that i want, in michigan. i am pretty much set on a glock 19. i went to firing line the other day and LOVED the 19, its a wonderful gun and i have heard great things about it. i have been on www.glocktalk.com
asking around, and the consensus pretty much is buy a g19 for concealed or target or anything. everyone says it's a great piece. right now im torn between the 19 and 23, the only difference being caliber (23 is a .40) and i think i'm just about set on the 19 due to cheaper ammo, as it will be primarily a range gun until i turn 21. but my buddy that has the xd really likes it, and his is .40. he is a larger guy, but you can never tell when he's packing or not; it seems to be a pretty good concealed weapon.
maybe simon will chip in his
since he has been pretty much the most influential source in my gun search.