I bought a Sig Nightmare Carry last month, and as awesome as it is, I need to practice more on building that muscle memory back in regards to working the thumb safety. I have not had a 1911 for almost 2.5 years prior to this purchase, so it has been a concern of mine. Oh well, just something to work on!
For me, the M&P 9c is close. There's always something that bugs me a little about every carry gun I've used. For example, I wish the undercut on the M&P's trigger guard was more like the Glock's. It rubs up hard against my middle finger, and when I practice a lot, it hurts.
I might try a little reshaping on my blue gun first, and see if I can "improve" it. No big deal, though, and nothing I'm not used to, but I think my "perfect" gun would be a little bit of this from gun "X", a little bit of that from gun "Y", etc.
I am not totally happy with my P95. I like everything about the gun except the fact that I can barely go a full magazine without a hiccup of some sort. I know that's not the norm for these pistols so as soon as we pick up my wife's new pistol (today!) I'm going to send it in to hopefully get fixed. Eventually (hopefully somewhat soon) I plan on getting a G26 or 19 hoping it'll be THE pistol. :wink:
Yes, Glock 23, the grip , slide+barrel and capacity are full size-ish to me and it carries very nicely - compact-ish. I practice with it almost almost daily (usually dry fire practice + also drawing and mag changes) so I am very proficient + comfortable with it. I use a G19 for IDPA, that's the only other pistol I would trade for. So far anyways, but I feel set.
I have really enjoyed my S&W Full Size 9 and Shield out of the box. But those are my first two pistols I've owned...I don't have enough experience yet to really give "expert" opinion on this. When I buy a few more pistols in the next few years, I think I'll be better equipped to give personal insight here.
I am content to the point I am not looking for another gun. I like the way my EDC (XD40sc) shoots, have several carry methods that are satisfactory. I'm looking at adding night sites to it, as I have them on my HD (XD40 4") weapon.
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