Went to ye olde gun shoppe today with my Dad and two Uncles since they had some gift certificates to this shop. The owner is VERY nice, and loves to shoot the bull with his customers. Great store :)
In any case, I'm going for my CCW, taking the class in a week or so and then taking the home defense course the first time it's available in about a month.
I've been reading tons of posts on these forums and seen pictures of something I might like, the Springfield XD45's really caught my eye as being a nice looking firearm, and i've always liked sig's.
Well he had both, as well as some Rock Island 1911's, and several different model Glocks.
So far the Glock 23 seems to both fit my hand, and offer the kind of stopping power I would like to carry (I think I'd like at least a .40, possibly .38) However they did have a G27 .40 and a G26 9MM. I like the small size, and the subcompacts actually fit in my hand fine, and seem like they'd be easier to conceal. However the reduced capacity, and lack of an accessory rail are turn offs for me. They had a light attachment and it was very easy to flick on for brief seconds while attached to the gun. I actually liked the G26 and G27, the lack of a pinky support was odd at first but I got used to it quickly and was able to tuck it under as added support. It lacks a rail though and I would like the option of a light attachment.
It was also called a Mod 23, whereas all the other models had G23 G26...is Mod just short for Model?
I'm posting because my initial list I had written out (as suggested by some here) was that for my CCW which I plan to mostly carry IWB, would have to be a single stack magazine...He didn't have any (other than a Glock 36 .45 which was the same thickness if not thicker than the G23. Will I gain much thin-ness by finding a firearm that fits my hands AND is single stack? I have larger hands, so finding a thinner gun, and one that fits easily into my hands is somewhat difficult.
I plan on making it out to a range that rents firearms locally and seeing what they have to test fire, my previous experience with G17's was great...loved the way it handled, especially compared to my S&W model 39.