Charter has a good 9mm revolver and Ruger has the convertible so that you can shoot 357/38spl/9mm in the same frame. There is a little less kick with a 9mm vs the 38spl. Remember that typically; the heavier the gun, the less recoil that you're going to feel. I would opt for the Charter in 9mm and see how you like it. Ruger made a SP101 in 9mm, but they're a bit harder to find and about $150+ more than the Charter.