For the last couple of weeks I've been trying to decide which .45 pistol to get as my new carry gun. I currently carry either a G23 or a Colt SAA (yes really) and there is not a thing wrong with either but I've always loved the .45 acp cartridge and mainly,I just wanted one.
I had narrowed the to a Glock 30 or 36, Springer compact or XDs or a S&W compact and I had gone back and forth between all of them. I had to go into town to load up at the feed store today and decided as long as I was in the neighborhood I'd drop by the gun shop. While I was there I asked to see the Glock 30 & 36,Springer's and a S&W compact.
After coon fingering all of them I decided that none of them fit my hand just right and the compact models were all too short for me which was a let down because I was just about positive that's the type I was gonna' get. Then the owner handed me a S&W M&P mid size .45 with the 4 inch barrel and standard (I think) size grip.
That thing fit my hand like it was built just for me! It's not going to be any harder to conceal than my G23 but my gosh the difference in the way it fits would be worth it even if it was and besides the Smith is Made in the USA which is a huge plus to me. The downside was that the one he showed me was already spoken for So I've got to wait until the one he ordered for me gets here.
Oh well, that just gives me something to look forward to I guess.