I am just getting into pistol shooting and I read about all of these cool pistols that I would like to have like a 1911 but I am in college and can't afford a lot. I was wondering what everybody's opinion is regarding used pistols. Is it worth getting a used pistol so that I can afford to get more pistols? Also, I don't know how to really tell a good from a bad used pistol due to the fact that I am new to this. Should I only go to places like Cabelas to get a used pistol or is it okay to get them at a pawn shop too? What about if I just buy them from somebody in the newspaper classifieds, do either I or them have to have a FFL, is it safe?