Yeah when I started out, most guys talked up the Sig. But the dept was offered X amount of them in 9mm from OHS, I think they were from the old INS. Anyhow, to me they felt like they were made of pot metal like what Hotwheels cars are made of. LOL! just felt cheap and flimsy.
Don't feel bad on the range situation. I have to go to the local PD's range as the Sheriff doesn't have one. And there isn't a public one within a hundred miles from here.