To start off, I'm a junior in college working for a degree in criminal justice. I want to work as a police officer after graduating. I haven't decided what department or where yet but I kind of want to work for the DEA eventually. I already have an XD9 service at home. However, my dad wants to buy me a pistol for a graduation present. He said that once I know what I want he will get it for me. This will be my carry pistol for now and probably my off duty carry once I get a job. Since I don't know where I will work, I don't know what pistols they supply/allow for duty pistols. So I don't want to get one pistol now and have it be vastly different from my duty pistol (grip angle, operation, etc.) I was wondering how many people carry different pistols with minor/major differences and how easy or hard it is to adapt to those differences. Like carrying a Glock for one period of time and then switching to a 1911. I would especially like to hear from former/current officers who maybe carry pistols different than their standard issue/duty pistols.