I know what I like and what I have owned in the past. I had a G22 and did not care for the 40 S&W so I have decided to drop back down to 9mm, I have considered the G19 but I know there is more out there than Glock. I like the vids I have seen and reviews of the Ruger SR9, Beretta PX4 Storm, S&W M&P line, H&K USP Compact and possibly the Steyr A1 series of pistols. I will be getting my CCW ASAP and a home defense pistol doubled as a carry pistol is what I am after. I am going Weds to HOPEFULLY shoot some of the M&P's that my friends owns, with all of this being said I am not a fanboy or brand whore of anything particular but I know SOMETIMES a good name and reputation has a product that might slip through the cracks and not be up to par. My Brother had mentioned the Sig 250's series but I found the reviews to not be in the area I was looking for, I also did not care for the way it felt in my hand. I also saw that S&W came out with an SD line and I could not help to tell myself if you buy cheap you get cheap, if anyone has opinions on ANY of the pistols I have mentioned, even the new SD line I would like to hear the pro's and cons. I have smaller hands so large grips may not work well for me.