What about a SIG P226, since you're used to them?
Other than ballistics would be price. If I'm not mistaken .40S&W cost more than 9mm. Another factor to consider would be an interchangeable barrel. You could buy a .40S&W and get a 9mm. You could have yourself two firearms.And I like 9mm, but how would that compare, in your opinion, to something in the .40 range?
Someone beat me to it but M&P would fit the mold here. Glock is a solid option too.kbd512 said:It's hard to beat a Glock 19 for price/value. The S&W M&P is a great American-made gun with the same practical features found in Glocks.
This is what I look for in a practical carry pistol:
- Ergonomic design
- No external safety to mess with or snag on clothing
- Striker fired
- Usable sights
- Affordable ammunition, magazines, and accessories
If you're partial to SIG's or HK's there a tariff attached to those options. They're nice pistols, but the Glock and M&P do the job at a lower price point.