Let's say you walked into a gun shop and you saw the Ruger SR9c, Kahr CW9 and a used CZ75 P01 all marked at $399. How would you go about deciding which one to get? Which of the three would come out on top?
You can ONLY choose one.
All three fit your hand well though in different ways.
You shoot each one well.
You are of average build and plan to carry it strong side at 3:30-4 o'clock.
Personally, I like all three but for different reasons. They are all comfortable, accurate, etc.
The looks of the Ruger just seem to appeal to me the most out of the three. I also quite like the 3 dot sights and I like that it's relatively thin. It's 10+1 capacity is certainly sufficient, and the 17round extended mag would make target shooting kinda fun. Having said that I hate the chamber indicator, I'm not the biggest fan of DAO/striker fired guns, and that Ruger is pretty heavy at 23.4 oz.
The Kahr is definitely the simplest of them all, and there is something about that I find appealing. It's also the smallest and the lightest which would make it the easiest to conceal. However, I wish it could hold more than 7+1 and I wish it came with more than 1 mag. I'm not so hot on the bar dot sights either, and there's that pesky DAO/Striker action.
The CZs main appeal is that it is DA/SA. I much prefer a single action gun. They are just more pleasurable to shoot for me. It's also got the three dot sights. This gun is also super comfortable in hand. The beaver tail makes it ever more comfortable. It also holds the most rounds at 14+1, but as a consequence it is the heaviest, the largest, and the widest (compact not sub-compact). This means it will take a bit more maneuvering to get it concealed well, but it's certainly possible. It is used, but it's in excellent condition and it comes with 3 extra mags!
It is weren't for the size of it I'd have no problem choosing the CZ. As it stands, I think the Ruger still comes out on top for me.
NB: The "get whatever fits you best blah blah blah" chorus can feel free to sit this one out. If you haven't noticed, I'm perfectly capable of making my own decisions. I'm just curious how others might reach a conclusion on the matter, so that's why I'm asking.