You are likely to pay $100 to $150 more for the PM9 than for the Glock 26 or a Springfield XD SC 9mm. From a utility and cost viewpoint the Glock 26 and XD SC 9 are much better buys. The Kahr is slightly smaller, but not all that much. Kahr recommends a break-in period to attain reliability (can't remember the number of rounds). For me, I expect no failures from the get go. If Glock is on your list, then get it.