Originally Posted by lms0033
New to this forum and to handguns. You can say that is started late...say when I turned 50. I fell in love with my 22 browning. I have taken my CCW and now have to decide on what type of gun that I want to carry. I like the idea that the P220/226 has interchangeable barrels for a 22...BUT because I LOVE my 22, am I missing another great carry gun because I am thinking about a 22? Does anyone have any suggestions as a carry gun. I want something that is small and light weight and an semi-auto.
Well a 226 is definitely not what you are looking for. They are big guns. You are the only one that knows what gun is right for you.
Some people like the grip on a glock. Some can't stand it. The best thing you can do is handle as many guns as you can shoot them if you have the opportunity. But here are a few to get you looking. Springfield XD/XDM or XDS. The CS and XDM come in a sub compact size as well as the compact known by Springfield as the service modal and a full size known as the tactical modal. For CC (conceal carry) I would go the sub compact. The XDs is the smallest .45apc on the market. If you won't to carry .45 this is the best option unless you go with a 1911. They also just came out with it in 9mm. Glock also makes sub compact. Some don't like the idea of not having a safety tho. The Springfield has a grip safety and a trigger safety. The glock only has a trigger safety. S&W makes the M&P that is also grate. They also make the shield in 9mm and .40 it is smaller than there sub compact. Sig makes amazing guns as well. Ruger has some good options also.