I have a few pistols. a Tokerev, a CZ 40p and a Kimber Pro Carry. Wife has an FEG PA -63 (ppk clone) 9x18and a Buckmark 22. She is toying with us getting a carry permit. She 'says" she doesn't like shooting any of these pistols except the .22 but I really think she never shot any of mine. Don't matter. I said a polymer might be the ticket but she want it for her. Never wanted a 9mm- but only so as to drive some others nuts- have nothing really against them and figure if I buy a comfortable polymer 9mm in a mid size with interchangeable grips (we both have small hands)she could use it for practice and for the test. Then perhaps buy a carry sized to replace the FEG which she hates to shoot - even hough it is much softer with the lighter ammo and the spring changes I made. Don't matter she is just....uhh....anyway. So I have been looking. My favorite polymer is the Walther P99 and a m thinking of picking it or the SW99 version. Thought about the FN and won't dismiss it, even looked at the Beretta PX4, will peak at an XD but again, brother already has it and would like changeable grips. Os add to this list to look at what? perhaps the Ruger SR 9 which I find attractive, a Glock - (insert your model pref. here folks, an M&P, and an STI Gp 6. Prerequisite is that the slide has to be easy to operate, must be comfortable to shoot yet not heavy. Capacity is a complete non-issue. THEN - if we agree on that, I may get a carry for ...one of us....looking at the Ruger SR 9c, the Walther PPS, Glock 26 AND especially for her- a revolver of some kind and will certainly need help there. SO- no small task fellows- who is up for the challenge here? REALLY look forward to your opinions.