Ok so after getting up enough money to put towards helping my mom get her self a pistol, I took her out looking about a month ago. She was looking for something she could maybe carry, keep in the car, or use at home. Main use will be in car or at home. After a couple of weeks of looking at dozens including Glock HK SIG Taurus Smith Kahr Beretta (Tomcats)shooting a few she liked including glock Kahr And a sig. She shot a HK P30 OK but too big in the grip. Glock 19 nicer but still to fat in the grip. Sig Eh and as she called it "Goofy" go figure. The Kahr P9 kicked to much she said it hurt. Then I found a Guy with a K9 at the range me and her were at shooting I got him to let her shoot it. She liked the Kahr Arms K9 the best. Didn't feel as sharp she said. Felt more substantial in the hand being heavier. Ok so that is the one. Well then I remembered the T9. Comes with novak night sights and has a little bit longer grip but supposedly not fatter grip. Also has a longer slide with longer barrel. Yet has wood grips verses the K9's rubber grips. Showed her a pic she said its "Bigger". Yep its bigger but essential the same just a longer barrel/slide and grip. She said she would have to see and hold one. Due to it having wood grips see if she liked it with wood. I can't find one of the damn things. NO WHERE to be found to look at for her to try out. This is holding the process up. She's ready to get a K9 but after seeing the T9 pictures really would like to see and hold in person before she goes all out on a K9 So Those of you who own, have owned, or have shot and held a T9 compare over all to a K9. Over all feel of the wood verses rubber grips, Longer barrel/slide grip and more weight help with Kick and recoil? Should she wait and find a T9 and check it out, or should she just go ahead and get the K9 and not look back? I feel she should wait and find a T9 to look at and then decide, Due to the fact its not going to be a full time concealed carry piece. Mainly a Home and In the Car when She travels. IF it would be carried it would probably be in her purse. I'm not asking for the obvious yes its a bigger gun but more of a question of, given the criteria would it be better to go to a K9 or wait and find a T9???