I have been reading through much of the very interesting material on this site and I must say it has been very informative and enjoyable. So I first want to thank everyone for their contribution. That said I have a specific question that I could not find an answer to in previous posts.
I currently carry a H&K USP Compact in .40S&W and I'd like input on a Back-Up Gun. Here are my preferences:
1.) I'd like a single-action (or DA) semi-auto that can be safely carried cocked and locked. The reason being I really appreciate a short/light trigger for every shot.
2.) I'd prefer a caliber 9mm or larger, although I would consider others if they were appealing enough in other aspects.
3.) Obviously I'd like it to be extremely compact as it'd be a back-up gun carried in deep cover.
4.) Mass has this Approved Handguns Roster to worry about so a gun on this list would be pretty much necessary. (yeah I know I have a USP compact, but it's used and was somewhat hard to find and definitely was over-priced, but worth it) http://www.mass.gov/Eeops/docs/chsb/...er_feb2007.pdf
It's a tough set of preferences/requirements to meet, but I'd be interested to see what ideas you fine people may have. I have also been considering a Kahr Arms PM40 and a Smith & Wesson Airweight .38+P Snub-nose, but if possible I really to prefer single-action autos.
Anyway, thank you for your time and advice. I am also interested if you may have serious arguments against any of my preferences you would like to raise. Thanks again.