I thought I would banter this question about the group here and see what shakes out. Perhaps someone else out there will read this and get some information.
Short story: Thinking of a new carry gun to replace my Kel-Tec P11 (had about 20 years), and would like some ideas. Partly since I really detest shooting the darn thing, and… new gun!! Maybe, if I choose right, it could become an EDC and not be just a few times a year gun… maybe.
Longer story: For my carry lifestyle over the last 30 years I have carried quite a few different platforms. Full size and Officers 1911’s, CZ’s, Beretta, Glock, and XD9 Service (mod.2 version as well). All of those platforms I have competed with also, usually about 10k rounds per year. I carry the P11 maybe 5 days in a year; deep concealment when needed. If I do shoot the P11, I tend to short stroke the trigger; not a surprise there considering what I normally shoot.
Currently carry either a G19, or the Beretta PX4 (full size). I am competing with a G34 the last couple of years, so the 19 makes sense. The PX4 I picked up last fall just to see, and I shoot it great. I can shoot DA/SA guns as good or better than I can striker ones.
In general, I don’t like small guns. I have larger hands, and broke my fingers a lot, so small narrow frames are harder for me to maintain a grip on. My fiancé has a P365; great gun, just a tad too small for me to hold on to. About the same size as my P11, just a bit thinner. Far better trigger!! So far, not a fan of short frame guns either. Perhaps I have not met the right one? Really, if you are going to put a pinkie extension on your short frame gun, then just get a bigger frame… Every extension I have ever encountered has pinched me while firing.
I have been thinking about a PX4 Compact from LTT, maybe a Sub-Compact (have to hold one). Nano? Perhaps a small Sig I have not thought of? A SCCY CPX-2? Revolver (my only one is black powder, so no experience)? Glock 48? I really would prefer at least 10 rounds, and 9mm (I have gobs of practice ammo). Wilson Combat EDC X9? No experience with the small Glocks, just 17,19,34, and 41. I have not fired any Sig’s, outside of the P365. Not too big, or too small!!