Smith and Wesson M&P – 9mm
The M&P series is well-known for delivering a high bang-for-the-buck factor. For those with arthritis and or other issues that may affect their grip strength, the M&P also offers adjustable back straps to better fit your hand.
In addition, the trigger pull for M&P performance models is roughly 4.5LBs, light enough to suit shooters with strength or joint issues. Racking the slide on the M&P is also requires relatively easy.
If you have the arm strength to hold a full-sized semiautomatic pistol, then it’s worth taking a look into the M&P series. If weight is an issue, keep in mind that you don’t have to keep the magazine at full capacity (17 rounds).