..looking 4 a home-defense handgun 2 guard the other end of the house from my Ruger GP100. I've that 1 as a nightstand weapon & cherish the heck out of it. It's the 4.2" version. They sell a 5" that I thought about simply because I like the 4.2" so much. ..literally put the 1st 3 shots the day I tested her thru the same hole! ..never done that with any other handgun. So, naturally when I discovered they offer the slightly longer version I seriously considered picking 1 up. But I've always kinda wanted a 9mm so thinkin' 'bout taking the plunge. I've shot the SA XDm & the M9. The grip on the Beretta is just way 2 big, but the Vertec comes with a smaller, straighter grip. ..anyone have any experience/opinions on the Vertec? Normally I wouldn't purchase a handgun I'd never shot b4 but I may make an exception on this 1.