Already started half of it yesterday (Saturday). I bought Mrs. TXnorton a new 9mm, and this morning we take it out to the range and let her try it out.
I know, I'll get flamed for this, and after all it is a GIRL's gun, but I bought her a Walther model 99 in 9mm (polymer frame, 4" bbl, 15 shot double stack mag).
She definately wanted a high capacity automatic, but she does not have real strong grip strength, and she had problems cycling the slide on my Browning Hi-Power. So off we went to the local Bass Pro and let her try every 9mm Auto they had. The Walther has a light slide pull, and an easy (for her) to manipulate slide release, it also has an easy to use and obvious de-cock activator. It fit her hand well and she was comfortable with it. It has a nice double action trgger pull and an even better single action pull.
The Walther 99 is basically your generic ploymer framed striker fired automatic, but it is German made and therefore was a bit more expensive than the other options available.
While we were there I also picked up a Taurus 24/7 polymer/stainless with a 4" bbl, 12+1 d/s mag in .45 ACP to use as my "keep in the truck" gun.
Before I am acused of having the ghey, my favorite auto is my stainless Colt Gold Cup, but I could not see keeping that weapon rattling around in the console of my truck, or stand the thought of possibly losing it, hence the "throw-away" Taurus!