I went to a bunch of shops and handled several firearms then found a shop that I was able to rent from and tried a few out. I also had a friend who let me shoot his gun after I had rented at the shop. His was perfect, Ruger SR9c. I bought one a few weeks later, that was over 3 years ago, been EDC'g it for about 3 years when I got my CPL. Last year saved up some cash and had been eyeing a RIA 1911 but couldn't get away from the practicality of just buying another SR9c (I have like 15 mags) so I did. It is the wife's bedside firearm. Looking like my next purchase will likely be a less expensive Ruger 9e, still uses the same mags and same mechanics. That will become the bedside firearm and the SR9c will go into the safe downstairs. We do have a Sig P938 that was purchased for the wife's CCW but she does not carry :-( Sits in the safe, I did purchase an ankle holster for it but have yet to try it as a BUG.