11+1, Part II

What's the story?

So back in March I initially wrote about trading my Ruger LC9s Pro for something else. Well, since then I've done just that. But before giving up the ghost on what, let's talk about those that didn't make the cut and why.

The original lineup looked something like this:

  • Glock 43

  • Glock 43X

  • Glock 26

  • Sig P938

  • Sig P365

  • Walther PPS

  • Walther PPQ

  • Kimber Micro 9

  • S&W Shield M2.0

The first post indicated that a minimum requirement was that it had to have more capacity (not equal, but more) than the Ruger. I know - I know, shot placement and I hear you. But how many stories have you heard where the assailant was hit multiple times (in vital organs) and continued fighting?

m'kay people...

So if we eliminate those with equal capacity, here's where we stand:

Overall Length

The overall length of the LC9 is 6" and anything drastically greater than that would defeat the purpose, so l've also removed all who's overall length equals or exceeds 7". That removes the PPQ and Glock 48X.

I'll also add that the Glock 26 was eliminated due to height. Now I've grown somewhat accustomed to letting go slightly of my master grip in order to let the mag fall when reloading, but have never liked doing so. I've owned a few guns prior where I've had to do that, and chalked it up to a training issue that I simply needed to work on. But why when you can get one that fits your hand correctly and that's no longer an issue?

This now leaves us here:

Before I even tell you which one I've picked, I can hear you all out there yelling "Watch, he's gonna pick the Glock... blah blah". And you know what, you're right, and here's why.

For starters, let's go with $600 for the Sig vs. $445 for the Glock. Yes I had to spend another $80 for night sights for the Glock where the P365 comes with the X-Ray sights, I'm still $100 ahead without the reliability issues Sig suffered through when it originally launched last year.

The grip, which is of vital importance felt too shallow for me. It might feel perfect in your hand, in which case I'd say buy it and rock on. But as in all cases, mine included, you should purchase the firearm that fits you.

The moral of this story is that - find the firearm that fits YOU. You might be a Walther fan and loath Glocks with an iron fist. Or perhaps you gotta have that new CZ like my brother who now thinks it's the end-all, be-all of handguns. It's all individual shooters choice. Go to the range and test fire what you're considering to buy. Stop buying a gun just because someone said to buy this or that. Do your own due diligence and it'll pay-off in the end.

Until next time...


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