I've been working event security and the boss has indicated he'd like me available for armed work. Finding a Level II or III duty holster for the XD SC that takes less than 5 weeks to ship is pretty dismal. Besides, a girl can never have too many guns.
I went through a number of potential duty weapons at the gun shop (Glock 17, XD 45 service, Beretta 92-FS and a few others). I crossed off the Glock because I really don't like the way it feels in the hand. Too big and clumsy in the grip. I crossed off the XD service because, as the man pointed out, if I have to draw in a hurry, with my little hands I could very easily miss the grip safety (not an issue with the SC) and create another problem.
I liked the feel of the Beretta best. There's just one thing I'm not thrilled about and that's the slide-mounted safety. Basically, if I do not pay attention while working the slide, I end up switching the safety on. I do plan to carry with the safety off and hammer down on a loaded chamber.
1. Given my particular challenge with the manual of arms, should I look for another weapon?
2. Is the 92-FS known to have any reliability concerns?