I've reached an unexpected conundrum in deciding which is the right gun out there for carrying everyday.
I need to get something lighter than the XD .45 I've been carrying for a while now. With a full mag it's quite heavy. Being a fan of the XD I thought their sub-compact would be the way to go when I discovered it's not a whole lot lighter than the .45, albeit smaller in dimensions.
Which lead me towards the Smith & Wesson M&P series. Much lighter and love the no manual safety like the Glock and XD. I thought for sure I wanted to get their 12 round 9MM when I held the Sigma 16 round 9MM. The grip was excellent and amazingly it felt light to me than the M&P with the shorter barrel. The guy behind the counter actually had a digital scale and I was dumbfounded to find out the shorter 12 M&P weighed more than the 16 round full grip version.
So the poll question I have is what's more important to you when it comes to an everyday carry gun. A smaller gun that weighs more and smaller capacity or a physically larger gun that weighs less with higher capacity in the same caliber.