Much against my wishes my wife selected the 642 airweight for herself, shot it once and never again. Recoil is very stout and I found out I could not hit anything with it, so I put Crimson Laser grips which extends the grip, and is the gun I used when I was laid up in bed for 6 months. Killed everything in the bedroom with that laser.
I just added 1 to my EDC collection and it may turn out to be my favorite, only time will tell. I’ve been looking, to no avail, for a Ruger Max-9 for a while now. Yesterday, the missus had some errands that did not involve me (thank goodness) so I took the opportunity to go gun hunting once again. To my surprise, my LGS had just gotten a Max-9 in stock. Say no more, it followed me home like a lost puppy. Now my others have a new playmate. I just love stories with a happy ending.