Hi, I have been looking at several types of guns and was wondering if anyone on here has some advice and experience with any of them. Particularly, the Walther PPS (also, any recommendations between the 9mm and .40 versions), the small Sig Sauers, and the Glock 26 have caught my eye recently at the gun store. The 26 is the only one I have actually been able to try out, though it is significantly wider than the others. Also, if there are any other models out there anyone can recommend, I am open to that, too. I am wanting something that could be used for concealed carry and have several important factors I am considering. I need a good balance here: Size- I am a petite, slender, and fit woman (120 lbs.) so there isn't a whole lot of room for me to conceal. I need something small, but I don't want one of those teeny tiny little things I've seen at the shop that look like they would be miserable to fire at the range and use .22 ammo. I don't want .22 period for self-defense. Recoil- I know a smaller gun will have more recoil, though I don't want something that will be so snappy that I won't enjoy practicing with it at the range. I have shot several 9mm Glocks, including the Glock 26 and I was fine with the recoil from them. I own a SA Champion .45 and I'm fine with that, too. I just don't know how significant the difference in recoil would be from the smaller guns. Anyone could share experience with the PPS or Sig Sauers in this area would be greatly appreciated. Reliability and Effectiveness- Obviously, I need something reliable and well made. I also need something that will serve me well if God forbid I ever have to defend myself. A well placed shot is clearly more important than caliber, but who wouldn't take a .45 or a 9 mm over a .22 if your life depended on it and you could shoot well with any of them? I would really appreciate any advice, experience, or suggestions you all may have. Thanks!