Another question (of many to come I'm sure) For first CCW G26, M&P9c or P938
I've been researching for weeks for a first CCW pistol and posted here, but each time I go to a store I come back with my original choice deep-sixed and a new gun candidate in the lead. So I'm sure I'll be posting many questions here and appreciate your feedback tremendously.
My initial criteria were:
-(Lefty Shooter) Ambidextrous controls (have since realized that ambi mag-release isn't necessary as my first instinct is to use my LH anyway)
-Manual Safety (see below)
-Portable size (maybe 6" - 6.5" length and 4" height)
-Comfortable point and shoot
-Easy follow-up/second shot targeting (decided on 9mm for this reason)
-Loaded chamber indicator (determined not to be necessary)
I had not looked at Glocks at all due to their lack of manual safety, but after talking with a clerk with combat experience who is also an instructor, he recommended the Glocks with several thoughtful insights. I also can appreciate the abundance of accessories available for Glocks and the interchangeability of their components and magazines. I liked the Glock, feel, reliability, controls, grip, size, and concealability but I have a hard time imagining carrying a gun without a safety. Am I overthinking this? My plan would be to ensure that the pistol is strong-side hip IWB holstered with the trigger guard completely covered with possible calf-carry now and then.
Anyone with experience please provide some feedback/stories about the pros and cons of carrying a Glock.
I'm also considering a S&W M&P9c due to its size and ambi thumb safeties, but the segmented trigger feels like it could be a weakpoint and the thumb safeties feel a little fragile as well. I've looked at a sig p938 and like that platform, but carrying SA with no decocker has me a bit wary.
There's only so much I can gather from research...I need real world experience from those that have carried these pistols and I appreciate this forum for its knowledgeable posters so thanks in advance and I apologize in advance for what will be many posts to come I'm sure.