I have the P938, and consider it and the Micro 9 in the same class. The Kimber looks better, though. The Shield and G43 are nice guns, too, but it's a matter of single-action vs striker-fired.
1. Price range = under $1,000Welcome to the forums from the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.
Some questions may seem obvious, but they can help us get you closer to the best answer for you.
What is your practical price range?
Is there a type you must use, such as pistol, revolver, derringer, etc?
Do you have a caliber you must use?
What is the required minimum capacity?
Striker or hammer fired?
SAO, DAO, SA/DA?
What is the maximum practical range of use?
Does it matter where it originates?
All metal or polymer?
...and in what size pocket will it be kept? Sounds mundane, but it really does make a difference.
There are a lot of good people with a variety of backgrounds on this forum. We will get you close to your destination and what to look for and avoid, but nothing replaces going to your LGS and checking them out personally.