Originally Posted by gaspump86
I am looking for a concealed carry 9mm compact under $350 ( the & was an accident in the the title) for the wife. Any suggestions? I have been looking at the ruger lc9, kel tec pf9 & p11. Im leaning towards the pf9.
Figure out what she likes and shoots well.
I have a PF9. It's quite reliable and I consider it a bargain. But it's not easy to be accurate with and really not much fun to shoot. I'm 6'1", 200lbs, athletic with strong hands...I can shoot it okay, but it still feels like a firecracker going off in the hand with every pull of the trigger. For someone with weaker hands, it will be decidedly worse.
I also have a S&W Shield and it's a pleasure to shoot. But it's also about $50-100 beyond your stated budget. I think the first one I'd investigate off your list is the Ruger, hands down.