Wanting a gun for self defense, at home and to obtain a CCP. Wife and I went to a range and got to rent a Smith and Wesson Shield and the Sig P365. Sig was lighter but we each shot better with the Shield. She wanted it and we got the Ez version, 9MM. I then read up and tried to find guns locally but all the shops have very low inventory.
Looking at 4 guns and wonder if you have any experience with them and can compare them/contrast them to each other and the Shield. I hope to continue to see if I can shoot one.
Sig P365 Xl,
Walther CCP m2 - loved the grip on this. Did not shoot it. Grip shorter than the Shield but has those indentations on it. Will be about $430
Walther PPS m2, and it also has a LE. This I can get for about $400 for the LE
Springfield Hellcat - boxier than the Sig 365. Had not considered it.
Shot the 365 but not the xl. handle too short or regular. XL felt better. Held the CCP loved the grip and red dot chamber indicator. Have not shot Hellcat, was not considering but Shoot Point Blank put it in my hand. The PPS m2, the grip is longer than the CCP,
Given that it would be my first gun, I am leaning to the Walthers because of the price point. Once I shoot more, I can sell it, keep it, trade it in. I think I prefer the Sig over the Hellcat. I held a Glock 43 and 43x and they felt boxier, and I did not get to shoot one
Read that the Hellcat is newest, the CCP has the gas recoil and could be hotter if I shot like 100 rounds quickly, and the Sig had some issues but seems to be straight now and the XL being newer had even fewer.