I am just about in the same boat with you. My wife who knows what she likes in a gun has picked hers out for many years. She's wanting one which she will get in due time I am sure. She has shot a friends and held one at a show in November. I wish she would have got it but we were a little short that day. They were listed at $920. Lot of money I think for what you are getting. She don't like the Sigs and HK's or XD's and Glocks. They are good pistols just over priced. I'll be getting one soon so good luck to you.