It certainly appears that you are doing your homework before making your handgun purchase, and that is always a good thing.
I would like to proffer one more fine handgun for your consideration. It is the finest "carry" handgun I've owned to date; and some of the reasons I deem it to be so are:
1. compact and lightweight / slim design
2. more than adequate for self defense (.40 S&W)
3. extremely accurate
4. adjustable rear sights
5. adequate ammo capacity (6 plus 1)
6. lifetime warranty on the handgun itself
7. two magazines
8. loaded chamber indicator
9. external safety
10. keyed security system
Taurus PT740 Slim .40 S&W---Awarded the 2011 Golden Bullseye Award for "Handgun of the Year" by American Rifleman.
Here's a link to the pistol on the Taurus website: http://www.taurususa.com/news-detail.cfm?newsID=39
(P.S. -- I became known as MilProGuy because of my absolute love for the Taurus Millennium Pro line of carry pistols, but this 740 Slim has stolen my heart away and is trying to get me to change my screen name to PT740SlimGuy.)