I shoot a 9 mm FS92 Inox, 45ACP Sig Sauer Equinox and 357 S&W 686 and a few others. Getting a Glock tomorrow at my wife's request. Down to either a G19 9 mm, G23 40 or G30 45ACP. She is concerned about the kick and wants papa to put a "nice red dot thingie" on it. I reload all my target ammo and some of my carry ammo. Can reload 9, 357/38SPL, 40, 45, 223 and 308, 375 H&H and others, so loading is no problem. Have not shot the short 3.8 inch barrel 45, nor the Glock 9. I am ordering me a G23 to complement my SIG for carry. My wife currently has two S&W short-barreled .38 pistols, one with the shrouded trigger and the other a regular trigger. She shoots okay, but feels 5 shots is not enough and wants a larger capacity magazine, Biden permitting. For those who have shot these a number of times, is there a preferred caliber you would suggest. My decision was a bit easier, big hole and lots of foot-pounds, 40, 45 andr 10. Suggestions welcomed. Plan to get the pistol tomorrow, or more likely, stand in line like everyone else and take my firstborn to pay for it. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!