I did a few searches through this forum and didn't quite get the answer I was looking for, but a good idea of my options. However I wanted to hear what you all thought and get maybe some new ideas or have holes punched in what I want to do. I generally wear pants with deep (and numerous) pockets so I thought I might look at pocket carry.
Obviously one of the big suggestions is the P3AT. I'm already looking at those but I'd like options in case I don't like it. However I would like to go with .40S&W to keep commonality of carry ammo ...if the new one will even eat my current carry ammo effectively. If anyone knows one of these guns to reliably eat .40 Speer GD 165gr, pipe up!
Here is what I am looking for:
1. Nothing smaller than a .380.
2. Semi-auto. I'm just not a wheel-gun guy.
3. I prefer manual safeties but I am (obviously) willing to look at other options.
4. Under $450 (New or Used)
Here is what I am entertaining right now:
XD Subcompact .40 3"
Glock 27 or 36
I was thinking about something like a used 1911 EMP or similar "Microcompact" but I wasn't sure if a 1911 of any size will fit into a pocket of even be available for the price. haha Anyhow, hit me with your thoughts, suggestions and shoot-downs.