Buy a revolver. Smith J frame, Kimber K6 or Ruger LCR. Try to find 3inch barrel. No slide to rack, easy cleaning, simple operation. A little range time with 3 inch barrel you will even hit what you are shooting at.I recently purchased my first handgun. I bought a Glock 19 gen5 mos only to find out that I could not operate the gun. The new gun was way too stiff out of the box. I will be returning the gun. I need your help in selecting its replacement. I want a really good quality compact or semi compact Semi-automatic pistol. Preferably a 9mm or a 380. I am female and I have a genetic abnormality that I inherited from my mother. The disease is called Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Type 2. It causes progressive muscle weakness and muscle loss. My hands are definitely weak and they will get weaker over time. There is no treatment or cure. I specifically need a gun with the following properties: 1. It must be light weight 2. Must be able to easily operate the slide 3. The slide lock must be easy to use 4. Must be easily dismantled for cleaning 5. Trigger must be easy to pull 6. Prefer 9mm or 380 7. Semi compact - compact pistol. 8. I am a female with small - medium hands. Please let me know what recommendations you have. I will try the recommended guns at my local gun range before I buy my next gun. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate any suggestions, tips and recommendations you give me.