My Mom and Brother bother carry and shoot PC Shields in 9mm. Great gun, quite the shooter. Good trigger, slim, and very light. They are a good deal at $469 which is the was the price before the 2.0's started coming out, my local store offered one to me for $419 the other day, which was tough to say no to.
The ported barrel makes no difference when cleaning the gun. It goes bang louder, but no big deal. No louder than a cz in 9mm.