Trying to decide on a gun....
I'm trying to decide what to pick up for my first handgun. I was all set to get a Bond Arms Derringer, but then I stepped back and got realistic (I will have one someday, but I don't think I should be relying on it for EDC). Here's my list so far:
Springfield XD-9 Subcompact
Colt Government .380 PocketLite
The only one I've held so far is the Springfield. I haven't fired it, just held. Felt ok in the hand, maybe a little large for me (I knew nothing of sizing when I held it, but thinking back I think it was a touch large, I'll hold one again though, so I'll be able to double check.) I was surprised at the weight of it though.
I have tiny tiny tiny hands. (Think womens size small or xsmall.) My husband always makes me assemble computers and such because my hands can easily fit into the cases LOL.
The only handgun I've ever fired was my husbands Luger (don't know model) 22LR. I did NOT like it. There was something about it I just hated. I think part of my hate for it was/is my general fear of handguns. I'm taking an NRA course on 5/15, so I'm hoping that will help with my fear. I mean...I use super sharp deadly knives every day (cooking) and I'm not afraid I'm going to slit my throat on accident, I don't know why I think guns are different.
Anyway....Those of you that have a lot more experience then me (which is pretty much all of you...) do you mind telling me the pros and cons (in your opinion) of each of these guns, and feel free to give suggestions of other guns I might look into as well. We have a gun show coming up on 4/15 so I'll have the opportunity to "try on" lots of different guns.
Sig or Glock are both good...
Of the guns you mentioned I am most familiar with the Sig P239 and the Glock 26. I believe that either one of these would fit the typical woman's hand and perform reliably for you. The Sig is the heaviest (27.5 ounces empty) but handles recoil well and has a small grip and short trigger reach. My wife has no problem shooting it.
The Glock 26 is lighter weight because of its polymer frame (about 21 ounces empty) and has a shorter grip but slightly larger capacity because of a staggered magazine design. It is about the same thickness as the Sig.
The Sig is a better looking gun, in my opinion. You should handle and shoot both before deciding. Here is my Sig, which has a nickel frame to match the stainless slide, with Hogue aluminum grip panels: