I love the way a Kimber CDP grips your hand and the lack of sharp corners on the slide and receiver and the ability to grasp the slide and rack it quickly and not have it slip through your fingers.....there appears to be a lot of attention to little details but I still think first time users should consider a good 6 shooter for their 1st gun.....my first was a Smith Chief Special M-60.....still have it and love it.....