Well, I'm just about ready to plunk down the bucks for the Glock.
Beefybeefo, I'm glad you mentioned the difference in kick between the 9mm and the .40.
I figured the .40 had a bigger kick so the 26 is the one I will probably concentrate on.
However, I have one little concern that is keeping me from immediately reaching for my wallet. Its the guns safety. I understand that the safety is in the trigger and if you should happen to snag that puppy on your clothing or something while putting it in your pocket or moving it around then there is going to be a loud bang and everybody is going to be ducking including me. I understand that there is a company that retrofits an external safety for about $100.00. That being the case then that puts the Glock into a price range that becomes unattractive.
It also surprises me that Glock has this strange setup.
Maybe the Beretta PX4 or the Ruger P95 would be better. I just don't know.
I did check on a few gun ranges and one does rent guns. I will pay them a visit and go from there.
Some of the guns you guys have mentioned like the Springfield XD and the Kahr are beauties, but pricy. I'm kind of on a budget so its "Best Bang for the Buck" at this point......