Hello all! I am experienced with long guns since 1975, but new to concealed carry and handguns (since April 2012). Although I have been exposed to handguns since childhood, I never felt the need nor desire to get one.
That being said, now I have two and a CHL in Ohio. My first purchase was my G19, to which I have added a CT laser and TruGlo TFO sights. In October I purchased a Walther, which I have wanted since I saw one in Rat Patrol sometime in the late sixties.
I carry the G19 OWB, and the Walther in a Galco pocket holster. I feel more confident with the G19...not due to the 9MM vs .380 argument, but because the G19 carries double the rounds of the Walther or it is more tricked out...or both. BOTH guns are VERY accurate, more so than me, anyway, and I am consistent with each to 45-ft.
I guess I am seeking feedback from LEOs, veterans who have seen combat, and survivors of self-defense situations. Although the G19 carries twice the firepower, I think that if I can not hit my target within the first three rounds, 13-more are not a benefit. I am FULLY aware that I am legally/morally/ethically responsible for every round that I send through the air, and I DO NOT want to endanger innocents downrange, so...I wonder if 16-round capacity is a benefit. One of my majors in college was Psych, and I theoretically know that when fight-or-flight kicks in, fine motor skills evaporate, but is the extra capacity worth the risks to bystanders?
The Walther is MUCH MORE easily concealed than the Glock. I do not really want to carry both, and the Glock is fine when I have a cover garment. I know some will say to carry each depending on the clothes I wear, which I already do (I am a suit, and the Walther gets carried more frequently). As I said, I feel more confident with the Glock.
Can anyone else relate and feel where I am coming from?
Any and all feedback will be greatly appreciated, and thank you for your time to those who respond.