Need New Carry Gun - Opinions Please
I made a New Year's resolution today in the wake of the shootings at the Omaha mall and the two churches right up the interstate from my home. I WILL get off my a$$ and get my Colorado CCW. I will do everything I can to keep my wife and I from becoming statistics. I'm not sure if my current holdings will work. I have a 1911 Gov't and a "compact" EAA Witness blue steel .40. I say compact because it's actually Witness' medium-sized offering. Winter carry won't be much of an issue. I could take what I have with an IWB, OWB or shoulder holster. Summer carry, on the other hand, might make a full-sized .45 or a steel .40 a bit awkward.
I know I am fixin' to open a debate, but I want your opinions. Budget IS an issue and this purchase must be planned and budgeted. I've looked at Beretta's Px4 Storm (.40), S&W's compact M&P (.40), Witness Poly compact .40, Springfield compact XD-40 and Taurus PT 24/7. I didn't fall in love with any of them but could learn to get good with any of them. I don't have to have a .40 or .45, but my ammo inventory will be more manageable if I keep it fairly simple (the older I get the more I like simple) and I like the ballistics of the .40 and .45. I am open to your suggestions. Thanks!