Hello everyone, I'm trying to help my friend choose a new gun. He really has his heart set on buying a Beretta PX4 40S&W. He just bought his first handgun, as did I, a little over a month ago. He purchased a SCCY CPX-1 which turned out to be a huge piece of crap! The safety is horrible, and the spring guide is already bent after only 200 rounds...but that's entirely another story. Anyhow, i was wondering if anyone here has shot both guns and could recommend a certain one. Obviously i expect a few biased answers seeing as this is an XD forum, but i would really appreciate an honest opinion. His primary reason for buying the PX4 is home protection for is fiance in the event he gets deployed. I believe the deciding factor for him is the amount of recoil the gun has due to the fact that his fiance isn't an experienced handgun operator, and she is pretty small. Also, he mentioned that he wanted a Beretta because he has liked the brand name since the original Resident Evil games...not a very good reason to choose a particular gun, but oh well. I think another issue with which gun he will chose is concealability...just to keep that in mind. I shot my XD-45 for the first time this week, which i've instantly become addicted to, and it had a whole hell of a lot less recoil than his SCCY, so i imagine that the XD(m) .40 will follow suite...but like i said...he's pretty damn determined to get the PX4. I appreciate the help!