I told my son, who will be graduating in June, that I would buy him a gun of his choice, up to $500. (Hey, he would get a Barrett .50 cal if dad is paying. Had to set the limit.) Looks like he is leaning toward the Beretta 92SF. (Kimbers were too expensive.) Since he can't carry until he is 21 anyways, this is not an issue.
I don't see a lot of discussion on this forum about this gun. I know the military uses it and Beretta makes a fine weapon, but that is about it.