Never show up to a gunfight with a gun whose caliber does NOT start with a "4"
Not to start a war, but IMHO, a 40 beats a 9 and a 45 beats 'em both. Can't go wrong with the P245. I love mine, it conceals well, comfortable to carry constantly from Miami to Austin Texas and back in three weeks.
The Family that SHOOTS together....
When I met the gal I wanted to marry, I MADE sure right off the bat. First DATE: Church. Second date: Shooting Range. Okay, got married. Immediately new wife demanded access to MY beloved Government model 45. Solution: Get rid of her M84 Beretta and buy her a Commander 45 w/tritium sights. Next issues, get her kid (now my stepdaughter) trained.
SAFETY first because when we got married stepdaughter was SIX. Taught her starting with the basics. By age 10 she was handling a 22WMR SA Ruger. By age 12 she was shooting a 9mm (we determined she doesn't care for semiautos--too much in motion) and by age 14 we'd settled on a good DAO Ruger SP101 .357. By age 16 she was shooting full house 357 into the 9 ring at 30 feet. Now she's 24, married a year and all I have to worry about is bring her hubby up to her skill levels.