Concealed comparo - springfield arms vs taurus
Hello. Brand new to the forum.
Im interested in buying a gun for personal protection/concealed carry.
I have been concidering the two following:
Springfield Arms XD Sub-Compact .40 S&W
Taurus Millennium Pro Compact .40 or .45 ACP. (suggestions?)
I want a short barrel (less than 3.5), both fit that.
Taurus lacks the palm pressure switch, the lower rail, some weight and the heafty price tag of the XD. But the XD can hold more rounds (with ext grip) and has the good palm pressure switch.
At first glance it appears that the XD is the clear winner BUT It doesnt come in a .45 acp which would be my preferred round, its 8-12 oz heavier, and $200 more.
Before making a purchase I will try to find someone to let me shoot their's and or rent one of each to shoot but I would like to kinda compare them on paper before actually trying to find a particular gun.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. If you know of a alternate in .45 acp, with 3.5" or less barrel, holds 9+ rounds feel free to suggest some. If i get .40 it will be the XD more than likely but the .45 im a little more open to suggestions.