Thoughts of those who carry 4" XD45 Compact
Been looking at picking one up for CC as well a universal defensive gun (already have a shotgun for the house).
i have shot the XD's before, though not this model. My dad back in michigan has the 9mm Sub-compact version and i really like it.
i am really looking for something though in at least .40, but perferably .45acp.
For those who carry the 4" Compact XD, thoughts? is it a little big to easily conceal? would i be better off looking at a sub-compact .40 instead?
the gun would be mainly used for CC, also for when i take long motorcycle trips or go camping with my wife and kids (part of FL where i am there are blackbears that roam around)
Eventually i want to pick up a dedicated CC gun and i'll pick up a something that will be used for "detering" any bears or the like while camping, but for now i'm looking for kind of a "Jack of all Trades"
not that i haven't typed far to much so far, but also, i REALLY want to pick up a nice 1911 or two as i have always loved those guns (just have to wait for the next deployment as buying a house two weeks ago cleaned me out...lol)...what are the opinions on picking up a compact 1911 for CC? personally, i like the mental comfort of having the extra couple rounds in the XD over the 1911, but honestly don't know what situation i would run across that i couldn't be solved with 7 rounds but could with 10.....
(will be attending professional armed defense training this fall, just trying to locate a good training facility)
thanks for all the thoughts and opinions that i know will flood in....please don't hate the noob for asking so many questions....lol... :gah:
here is a xd40SC and an XD45C side by side