I have a lcp 380 that I like . I will not buy a lc9 personal for one reason all the safties it has added if you are left handy do not buy (Gun Review: Ruger LC9 | The Truth About Guns) the gun is reliable but has a small safety on it and a internal lock .
What ever small gun you get I strognly suggested putting rubber grips on it . Helps a lot with jump.. If you have a m&p have you looked at the compact or Shild ? It might be more familer to have the same way of using the guns ...
What small guns have you shoot beofre ?
I have a number of micro guns I would say if you can shoot the following guns and see what you like ;
3. nano bretta
4.pf9 pf11 keltec
and any other micro 9 see what you like
glock may be making a single stack 9 soon too as well
And do make sure you are ok with taking the gun apart and such some of these small guns are tricky ..
Also I perosnal hate the loaded chamber indicator on the LC9 DSC00067.JPG and it has a mag discounted .. If theses dont bother you or the the small saftey and you can fire it good get it . I think you can disable the LCI and the mag disconted .
I do have a lcp 380 which has none of that stuff on it 20131111_151921.jpg if they made this in 9mm I would buy it .