I've never cc'd before (taking the required classes next Sunday) and I am looking for the perfect weapon prior to going to those classes. I will be taking further defensive training subsequent to getting my license. I've narrowed down my choices to either a Glock 26 or HK P2000sk...hoping for some input from owners of these guns. I currently own a Sig Sauer p250 full size, and have only recently gotten serious about shooting. I don't have access to either gun to shoot before buying. Here is what i've conjured up so far regarding my decision:
-I love glock's reputation for reliability and consistency, although I've heard some iffy tendencies with the Gen 4 guns and their springs acting up.
-I'm planning on owning a full-size glock in the future and like the idea of interchangeable magazines on the off chance that I might need larger capacity while only carrying a G26.
-The only thing that hasn't made me buy this gun already is the absence of an external safety. I know that glock has built-in passive safeties, but to be 100% honest I don't know if at this stage in the game I completely trust myself to carry a firearm with one in the chamber and no external safety. Even though I'm a very safety conscious person, I still have jitters because of my lack of experience in carrying. I need input on this^ it's my biggest sticking point right now.
-HK also has a very great reputation and I've heard nothing but great things about the P2000sk
-The presence of a safety gives me great piece of mind
Price is really not an issue...I want to get what will be perfect for me. I look at this purchase as more of an investment than an expense. Any help is greatly appreciated...I really would like arguments that can get me to sway either way, I know there are a ton of glock and HK fans out there, but I'm trying to be CONVINCED! Thanks in advance!