I would like to stay in the 9mm cartridge because I have a C9 and 995TS, and it's readily available. I don't have a 'budget' per se, but need to know at what price point it's reasonable to expect a small, very reliable carry pistol that is not particular about the kind of ammo. I have had my CCW for several years, but have never actually carried in public because the C9 bulk. I'm leaning toward an ankle carry because I fidget too much with waist band. So, I have, of course been reading and watching videos - but not shooting, yet. The Kel-Tec PF9, Diamondback DB9 and Taurus PT709 seem to be decent firearms in the $200-250 price range, but is there a concern for reliability or which ammo to feed? Next step up is like a Sig Sauer P250, Ruger LC9 or Beretta Nano, and there seems to bee more options in the $350 range. Of course the C9 is the ultimate bang-for-the-buck, but here is the price-reliability-size price point to look at? Am I safer with a $350 weapon than a $250? Thanks, CHAD **edit: is hammer or firing pin any 'better'