I know I'm late, but I'd recommend the Kahr. They make fine compact weapons. I really love my Taurus revolvers, but I have no experience with their pistols. If the quality is anywhere near as good you can't go wrong. Same goes for Ruger, only have some of their revolvers. You'll never go wrong with Sig, either. The only gun mentioned I would not recommend is a Kel Tec, I've had nothing but issues with them. The only nice thing about them is their low price point, not knocking any fans of them perhaps they've fixed their quality control issues.