Okay I have 3 pistols in mind for CCW. I am strongly leaning towards a Smith & Wesson M&P compact pistol. I like it because you can reverse the mag release, and it is more ambidextrous than anything else I've found, that I like, and can pay for. The next one would be the Ruger LC9s. The 3rd choice is the Glock 26 Gen4. (my son says it's too big for CCW) I am a woman in my mid 50's, so please keep that in mind. The Glock 19 is fine to shoot, but pulling the slide back is tough. I do not have much experience with a pistol, and I've never cared for them. I am a great shot with a rifle, or shotgun. I used to sheet skeet a long time ago. (and hunt) I shoot left-handed, and that is one reason I've never liked pistols, as they are geared towards right handed folks most of the time, but it seems some companies are finally waking up to the fact some people want an ambidextrous gun. I have a friends who can go out with me and target shoot, until I feel more comfortable with whatever I decide to buy. Then I will take the class, and get the license.