Hello, new to the forum.
Been reading the threads here for the last few days and wanted to pose a question and get some opinions.
Currently own and shoot a Smith & Wesson M&P.40. Very pleased with this and have never had a single problem. This may lead me to be biased toward a S&W future purchase.
I'm at a point where I am going to start carrying all the time and I feel the frame on my current weapon is too big, more than likely I will carry on my ankle.
I like the M&P Sub Compact .40 and while at the range last week I rented the 9mm version, what I didn't like was that my hand didn't fit the short grip well. I realize that I can use a full size magazine to help with this but it's still not the most comfortable solution.
I've looked at Springfield's XD-Sub Compact .40 and their option is to add an extension ring to a magazine for a full grip. Looks to be more comfortable for practice and extra capacity as well. I'd probably practice with 150 rounds on large mags and finish 50 with the short.
I'm wondering if the Springfield "X-tension" would fit the S&W magazines, or even if the Springfield and S&W mags are interchangeable.
I've listed below what I'm considering and would be interested in feed back from those that have handled or carried any of these. Really only considering a .40
Smith & Wesson M&P Sub Compact.40
Sig Sauer P239 DAK
Glock 23 or 27
Springfield Armory XD-Sub Compact .40
Walther P99C AS or PPS .40
Heckler & Koch HK P2000SK .40
Taurus Millennium Pro140BP
Thanks in advance