Good luck FINDING 9mm for a CHL class
I've had my permit since 1996. I didn't have to take the class this past time, but I've taken it previously many other times.
In the past, I've seen many elderly people take the class with tiny 380s or 32s... Each and every one of these people had jamming problems, and were always pulled for unsafe behavior - sweeping the gun to the side while trying to get the gun work.
I'd never take a CHL class with a tiny 32 or 380, personally. Wanna carry it - fine. But, i the past, I've always used a 45 caliber 1911 or a 9mm handgun