So I've decided to buy a gun while I still can. I will do this legally and take safety/training classes ASAP. My brother and I are going gun shopping next week, but I have no idea what I should be looking for. I have fired guns before, but I never got real passionate about them. I'm not really into hunting, but that doesn't mean I've ruled out rifles or shotguns. This will be used only for personal protection. It seems there are a fair amount of gun enthusiasts on TBOT, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out before I deal with some slick talking salesman. So help me out, ask me questions, give your opinion, I'm a total noob. I have $800 to spend on 2 guns, on for me and one for my brother. And, please, let's not turn this into a political debate.