Sorry for the long post. For those who don't want to read, skip to last paragraph.
I have been researching and searching for a CC pistol. Mainly for carry defense but I want it to be fun when I go to the range twice a month or so.
First let me say I am a semi big guy 6ft, 240 pounds. I live in Florida which means that during the work day I am usually in long pants and most other times I am in shorts and tee shirts or polo shorts. During the day I am used to carrying a snub nose 38 in my ankle and may want to continue to carry my new gun in my ankle while at work.
Started out looking at the Glock 23, Glock 27, H&K P2000sk v3, HK USP, Sig P239 40cal, S&W M&P 40C & S&W M&P 40. Also considered a Kahr 40 (PM, CW MK).
My head was spinning and I had to narrow it down. I rented all I listed except the Kahrs. Nothing spoke to me. Because I could only bring 1 at a time back to shoot it was hard to compare. One didn’t really feel much better than another. Nothing “spoke to me” like I was hoping. The only thing may have been the Glock 27 may have been a little less comfortable with the short grip. To bad, I really wanted to like this one. I was driving myself crazy and thought “I am just going to get the Sig P239 or the H&K P2000sk. Originally I thought I just wanted to keep it under $1,000.00 so these 2 fit that and they are both good. Then I decided to go home and give it a few days.
Then today I decided why do I want to spend that much money on a gun. My wife will probably kill me. So, I think I have pretty much narrowed it down to the Glock 27 or the M & P 40c. I will have to try them both again but if as I think the 27 grip is to short then I guess my decision will be the M&P 40C. Of course I will have to try them both IWB and in my ankle first. Any final thoughts?