Today we went to our local indoor range and rented a few guns for my wife to try for her CC piece. We rented a Kahr PM9, a Ruger LCR (chambered in .38 Special +P), a Ruger LC9, and the owner of the range let us try his Ruger SP101 just for the heck of it. The first time I picked up a Kahr PM9 was a few weeks ago. I loved the size and how it felt. Well I didn't enjoy shooting it. Don't get me wrong, I really like the trigger. Very crisp, little creep, consistent, and I don't mind the length of it. However, the gun was actually knocking me pretty well in the web of my hand between my thumb and pointer finger. My grip was the same as it always is (have never had a problem before). It was not comfortable to shoot. I realize most guns of this size will not be comfortable to shoot, but I believe I can find one that is better than this was. Next, we exchanged it for a Ruger LCR, in .38 Special. I, personally, like this gun a lot. I like the trigger and the lightweight. With the stock grips, it was very comfortable for me to shoot. The only problem with this gun was that it essentially had a "reset," where you could advance the cylinder to the next chamber (by pulling the trigger) but it doesn't allow the firing pin to strike. I actually skipped two rounds in my first cylinder because I didn't notice this problem at first. I returned it to the range staff, and explained the problem, and I am confident they will send it into Ruger for work. Next, as I returned the LCR to the staff, the owner hands me a Ruger LC9 (I didn't ask for it, and he didn't charge me for it). He said, "do you have any 9mm left back there?" I said yes, and he handed me the LC9 rental to try out. He was the one helping my wife and I out when we were looking at his single stacked 9mms for sale on the floor, so he knew what we were interested in anyway. I didn't much care for this gun. It didn't fit my hand very well, had a relatively high bore-axis, and I couldn't stand the trigger. It seemed mushy and rather inconsistent. Maybe it was just this particular rental, but it didn't even feel right in my hand. So no, thanks. I'll pass. When I returned the LC9, the owner pulls his Ruger SP101 out of his holster, unloads it, and says "here, try this." I ask if he's sure. I mean, they had rental SP101s on the wall. I told him that and asked why I would use HIS personal gun when I could use one of the store's rentals. He said, "well, none of those have a 4" bbl. Your wife might like the 4" bbl." "You know, you might be right," I say. I really enjoyed shooting the SP101, and out of the four guns we shot that weren't ours, it was my wife's favorite too. She did say the 4" bbl doesn't really appeal to her for CC, though. She doesn't mind the weight, but the length of the gun is an issue. I thought about the snubbie version, but she's not sure if it will shoot as nicely without the heavy bbl on the front. We are going to continue renting and trying various guns over the next couple months until she find's one she falls in love with for CC. By the way, out of all the guns we shot, we didn't have a single malfunction of any kind. We used Federal white box FMJ (9 mm) ammo and PMC Bronze FMJ (both 9mm and .38 Special). I was definitely pleased to see the semi-autos functioning flawlessly, despite being rentals and having never been cleaned. I expected the wheel guns to function flawlessly. I am a little disappointed with the Ruger LCR in terms of the timing issue. But like I said, the gun will be sent into Ruger by the store and all will be well. All in all, it was a very fun day and I'm glad we went. I've considered buying every one of the above guns (except the SP101) as a CC piece for myself. Now, probably not.