Long story short, I am going to be turning 21 in about 10 months and moving out on my own for the first time in my life. I plan on owning a firearm and getting my CCW permit shortly after my birthday.
I have been researching extensively on CCW options. I have concluded that I will probably need something that is small and can be worn IWB but still enough capacity for home defense. I also plan on getting something really tiny for pocket carry, like the LCP or J-Frame. I will be attending college next year so I will be in many situations where I need something extremely concealable in the Florida summer. For the winter I should have no problem carrying a compact 9mm IWB, but not always. Unlike many folks, I don't plan on wearing long sleeve shirts in the 90 degree heat so I can carry 3 extra rounds in my gun. I need something realistically concealable that is still packing power and shoot-ability.
I realize this is an extremely personal question, but I still want to have some ideas to make sure I am not missing anything. I am trying to compile a list of compact or sub compact 9mm's that would carry well and be good as my main home defense weapon. This way I can test them all thoroughly before making my decision. I am very particular about things so I will make sure I can rent and shoot all of these guns.
I am a 5'11 and very lean and lanky. So I don't want to be packing a g17 on my 150lb frame. Take that into consideration with your suggestions.
My list so far:
If anyone has any tips or suggestions for me, I would really appreciate it. Take care everyone.