It's the wife again....
I picked out my G19 (Christmas present) and I shot different guns at the range before I picked it out. I've been to the range every weekend since Christmas in prep for my CHL class on Feb 24. I've shot 1000 rounds thru my gun and then been shooting my husbands Glock (.40 cal) since ammo is so hard to find. Every other weekend except for this past weekend, I've been "warming up" in my time at the range with the .22 Ruger my husband has. I've yet to go to a gun show but I'm not to keen on the idea of spending the $ that a good gun costs to buy a gun that I've yet to shoot.
I do understand the thought process of method of carry and attire and how this plays into my purchase.
I personally feel that I'm in a much different place (better stance, better grip, better breathing,etc.) now than I was at the beginning of December when I shot that Sig P238. So I feel that if I were to try something along the lines of that gun, I might have a different opinion.
My husband has had no say in any of my gun choices thus far. When he wanted to give me the Ruger that had been passed down from his mom and I had told him how I didn't like it at all, he finally realized that since I made the choice to want to get into guns and want to get my CHL, I'd need something that I actually like. Yes, I'm new to this but at the same time, I do extensive research on everything before I delve into it.
I did go to a large gun shop a couple of weeks ago and the sales guy (older who was a retired cop) told me to stick with what I had but if he had to recommend something smaller, he said go with the Sig 938. I went to a new range this weekend and the guy there said that the 938 is still so new and they are working out the kinks. He did mention the "snappy" factor with it being smaller and having a higher caliber of ammo. Right now I'm leaning towards the 938 or the 238 instead of the Ruger LCR or LC380. I do intend to rent the 238 and 938. I really liked the feel of the 938 when I held it at the gun store but that doesn't mean I'll like it when I shoot it. My only concern (right now) with the idea of the 938 is the external safety. I do have to say that the 938 is pretty!
I'm still a ways away from getting something. Husband said it's going to be later this year. So between now and then, I have lots of time to grow and research.