This weekend I almost bought a new gun at 9.11 Tactical in Hollywood, FL. I mean, really close to doing it. Considering I was just out to buy chicken wings to take home for the Dolphin game; it could have been a very expensive detour. "Since we are driving right by, why not stop and take a peek in the store". Thanks Jason.
Now. What to do? What to do?
Do I want a new sub-compact carry?
I like the S&W M&P 9c based on all the reviews. I'm already a fan of the M&P’s. It should be easy to handle since it basically is a miniaturized version of the full size M&P 9. It looks to be about the same size as the Ruger LC9; so pretty small. If I can hold one and it feels good, I might want it. And I know a local shop/range that has one right now. It is the more expensive of the options I have thus far though.
I held the Glock 26. About the same size as the 9c, and also a 9mm. I think I like the trigger; maybe more than the one on the M&P. And I have two S&W pistols already; no Glock. Maybe I should diversify. I know where I can rent and shoot this gun and decide if I do like it more than I assume I will like the M&P 9c. I may have to try and do that tonight; being that it is at the same place that has a 9c I can hold.
I held and liked the Glock 33 also. Same size as the 26 but in a .357 Sig. I don’t have anything in a .357 Sig. Patrick at 9.11 raved about this caliber and this gun. That carries some weight. Then I looked up the price on ammo and I think the decision was kind of made for me to rule this one out. About double the cost of 9mm per round; about $25 for 50 rounds of range ammo. I do think it would be very fun to shoot though.
And of course, I already have and am very happy with the S&W Walther ppk/s.
Or… do I want something closer to a full size (but still a little smaller than my full size M&P 9). Something that I would carry outside the waistband during the cooler months where I would be wearing a hoodie or jacket. I don’t have any ideas for this size with the exception of a little larger version of the Glock 33 I held. But this is still a .357 Sig and I don’t think I will be able to shoot it very much with the cost of ammo.
Luckily I was really hungry and did not want to think about purchasing a gun right then. Maybe I need to put aside my dislike for Sig Sauer and look at what they have? Is there something great out there that I am not looking at? I didn't really like the Diamondback. Kel-Tec is definitely out. Kimbers are too expensive and I don't think I want to carry a 1911. Baretta doesn't seem to have anything that fits the size I’m looking at? FN Herstal? CZ? Now I get to look around for a week or so. And then it’s put up or shut up, right?