First CCW weapon choice question.
I will be buying my first pistol and will be using it for concealed carry in the next few weeks. I have been to the dealers and have looked around at many different firearms and I think I may have narrowed it down to the following. I made a account here and wanted to get some feedback from people that have some real world experience with these firearms or that can give me some advice form personal experience.
HK USP compact in a 40 S&W
S&W M&P in a 9mm or 40 S&W
and if I save up another month maybe a SIG 229R in 40S&W or 9mm
I am leaning to the HK USP compact though. I can get one barely used for around 600$ with case and extra mag.
I have never shot a 40S&W caliber so I'm a little worried about it I have shot around 50 rounds of 9mm and didn't have to much trouble with handling it.
Which ever pistol I buy I plan to train at lest 100 to 200 rounds for the first month and if I feel comfortable then I will get my CCW licenses.
My major questions are as follows:
1.)Which of the choices I have would be easy to conceal?
2.)Which of the 3 choice I listed would you carry?
Is there a large difference in felt recoil between the 40S&W and 9mm? I know the USP has a better recoil reduction system and have read that the felt recoil on the USP is a little better in larger calibers.
3.)I really want the best compromise between accuracy and kinetic energy. Which is the reason I do not know which caliber to go with. Shot placement is something that is important to me. If I have to go down a caliber to archive it.
Before anyone suggests it I'm not really wanting to carry a revolver.
I only wish to get a carry conceal weapon as I have been moving into bigger and bigger cities and I have a aura that seems to bring trouble no matter how much I try to avoid it.
Thank you in advance.