I realize that there are lots of lefty threads. I've read through quite a few while searching, but I have a couple of twists in my situation that I haven't seen.
I've had a Charter Arms Undercover .38 Special for some thirty years and am looking for a second handgun. I would really like to buy two instead of just one, but a second one will have to wait.
I was initially thinking about the S&W M&P Shield, but perhaps I can get a more concealable holster for my .38 Special for the time being and buy a larger gun primarily to keep at home. BTW, I'm taking the CWP class this Saturday and I've heard it takes up to a couple of months in SC for the permit to be issued.
I've considered buying something like a S&W BodyGuard .380 or Ruger LCP, because I'm usually in dress clothes, and leaving the .38 Special at home, but I'm not sure that's the best idea for my forthcoming purchase.
I'm looking at 9mm's, with one reason being I want my wife to learn to use it and a second that 9mm cartridges are more budget-friendly-for -practicing than .40's.
Oh, and as the title says, I'm a lefty, but my wife is backwards and shoots with her right hand. Something that would work well for both of us would be great. I didn't include the Ruger SR9c in the title, but that gun looks pretty ambidextrous and was pretty comfortable and accurate when I shot it.
Concealability would be a bonus but not the primary consideration, or so I think at present. Right now I'm probably leaning towards the Glock 19, perhaps the 26, or maybe the M&P9c.
I guess that's enough rambling. A lot of this is new to me, so any advice or perspective is much appreciated.