I'm new here! My wife and I recently went to get our LTC, we received them back last week and took a ride up to Sig in Exeter on our first day with a LTC, the next day we went to the range and rented a P320 compact, Glock 19, P938, and later we rented an M&P the subcompact 9mm.
Initial impressions were that the gun that shot best for me was the 320. We both thought the 320 was the nicest of the 4. She was a bit shy of the 938 because it kicked more than the larger 320 and G19. After firing about 100 rounds on the M&P though, she said she would probably want to buy the 938 and she needs to get used to it.
We are looking to pick up our first guns for concealed carry. I will probably EDC, she may... depending on how comfortable it is. Like I said, she wants the 938 because it is going to be the only gun of the 4 she would be willing to carry and she thinks she can get used to it. I think we are settled on getting that, but I am going to have her put at least 50 rounds through the rental again before buying it.
As for me, I really liked the 320c but it is a bit larger for a CCW. I want a gun we can dual purpose for the range so the 320 is a bit more appealing for that reason. I feel like a second 938 would be a comfortable carry for me because I could literally hide is anywhere on me. The 320 would be a bit harder to conceal and I am afraid I wont want to carry it if I can't be comfortable. I am a T-Shirt and jeans and T-Shirt and shorts kind of guy. I guess I am looking for advice but in reality it seems I need to either compromise on my own CCW size and get the larger weapon, or compromise on not having a larger weapon for the range/house, or get 3...
I can afford all 3, but I don't want to just yet. And two 938's seems redundant for our newborn collection.
A) buy 2 938's and a 320c, have all 3 we want.
B ) buy a 238, a 938 and a 320c... let wife decide which subcompact she prefers and I take the other with an optional 320c for either of us.
C) buy a 938 and 320c and try to carry the 320c, if it is too big... later get something smaller.
A bit winded, I hope you are still with me. Thanks for looking!