Welcome to the forum DJ! Don't worry, we were all in your shoes once.
FMJ does seem to be a popular range ammo due to its lower cost. I've always shot either Speer or Winchester brand ammo because those have never given me any issues at the range. When I'm not a the range, I carry Speer Gold Dots which are hollow point bullets.
For range ammo I would try and find the stuff that is least expensive which shouldn't be a problem for 9mm.
Congrats on your new gun!