I need a bit of help on figuring out my options.
I am looking for a semi auto for concealed carry both IWB and OWB.
Right now I have a Glock 26, XD40 (which stays bedside) and Kahr p380 so would like to stay in the 9mm, 40 or 380 calibers.
A few features I would like are:
1. The smaller the gun the better due to my work dress code
2. no external thumb safety
3. 9mm, .40 or 380 caliber
4. Min of 7+1 capacity
I have no problem with polymer frames, stainless, blued...etc.
Double action only or first shot is not a problem.
This will be mixed into the carry rotation with my 380, which is my pocket carry gun, and my Glock 26 that carries IWB/OWB.
Can never have enough for cc
Shield is one i do want to try, even though it has a safety.
Kahr is ok, but so far i have a pretty mid road opinion on them. Nothing bad, but nothing great either. Might have to try a few more.
You might want to consider the Taurus PT 740 slim. It does have a thumb safety and capacity is 6+1 but its size and specially it's width make it great for concealment. The PT 709, which is 9mm, is 7+1.
The sig p250 is a very nice gun. Its anywhere around $900. Its double action. You can buy a new frame so that the gun is either the compact or full size gun. I have one in 9mm and have put nearly 1000 rounds including reloads through it with absolutely no problems.