A few years back I decided to purchase a small single stack semi-auto to carry in my backpack ( aka briefcase). I wanted 9mm minimum & something inexpensive that I wouldn't shed alligator tears over if it was stolen. After much research I bought a Kel-tec PF-9. That was a surprise to me since with my 18 years in law enforcement I was a Sig Sauer man all the way but Kel-tec? The gun performed well every time I shot it at the range & I had total confidence in it as my daily protection. My father in law also took a liking to it recently & asked me if I'd sell it. I told him it wasn't for sale but I'd give it to him which he accepted with much persuasion. Next thing I knew my PF-9 was gone. I searched through my safe & decided I'd pack my FN FiveseveN for a bit. The 57 is a great weapon & it's nice knowing you have 20 rounds at your disposal but...it's a bit large to stick it my pants pocket when I get out to take a whiz at a seedy rest area. I needed a compact. I again researched & had decided on a XDM, Kahr, or Ruger LC9c. I had a S & W revolver that I had no use for so I decided to trade it in. They offered to take my S & W Model 64 & $250.00 to boot for a Kahr MP9. I pondered it for a bit and realized for that same $250.00 I could buy a PF-9 & keep my Model 64. So that's what I did. So I now have my second PF-9. I'm looking forward to taking out on the range tomorrow & seeing if this one is as reliable as my last one.