No. I carry a glock 30. Some people say it’s a heavy gun. I’ve never noticed either way. I just wear it. What matters to me is that I can conceal it easily and I’m proficient in shooting with it.
Maybe, but they haven’t been all that successful.Maybe they are trying to keep it real and train with what they actually carry everyday, everywhere. I know many people who talk the talk, but don’t carry 24/7 due to work and dress attire, and only strap up when they get to the car or at home...basically not carrying for 2/3rds of their actual lives.
If that’s the case, and they are trying to train with what they actually carry all the time, I salute their efforts, but a 500 round class is not the class to train with a very small gun.
You have to do what’s good for you.Thank you all for sharing your opinions, preferences, and experiences.
The inspiration came from a recent range trip where we got to try out a S&W scandium k-frame loaded with .38 +P.
We were all pleasantly surprised at how well it shot and how good it felt in our hands. Weight wise it's notably lighter than even a snub k-frame made of steel.
That's when many of us who shot it decided we would indeed reconsider full size semi autos as EDCs if they managed to weigh as little as the subcompacts, since the larger grips/handles would allow for easier control and recoil distribution despite the much lower weight.
Train like you fight, I always say. So what realistic SD scenario requires someone to "run a gun " all day for 500 rounds? So your scenario forces students to stop training with the guns they actually carry and train with ones they don't carry just to get through the course. I have experienced this with trainers myself. What good does it do?I teach, and see folks come through with small guns for a 500 rd class and struggle all day to run the weapon.
Many of those people come back for future classes with a compact or full size gun. There is a place for very small guns, if they are so small that they hinder performance...