Hey Defensive Carry folks,
I got my CCW almost 3 months ago and have been researching carry guns ever since. Also picked up a nice Remington .22lr bolt action that's insanely fun, but that's another story.
Well thing is, I figured in the end I'd get my grubby hands on as many guns as I could. And this is where problems arise.
I don't seem to like striker fired guns very much. Specifically anything "glocky". The M&Ps are alright, but I don't particularly care for the Glocks or XDs.
What I loved shooting though was a Beretta PX4 Storm Compact. Felt right, I shot much better with it, thought it was a great gun. Liked the looks of it too. As a matter of fact, I can't get that gun out of my head.
But it's just so darn big. I really don't want a Glock or XD, even though a Glock 19/26 seems to be the default/obvious choice. I feel like I will have buyer's remorse. On the other hand, I don't want to get the Beretta only to find out it's simply too chunky for my stature (5' 11", ~180 pounds, muscular).
Friends, what are some alternatives I could try? Seems there's the CZ P-01, the Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro, and that's about it.
Thanks for lending me your expertise! I hope to join the ranks soon.