Looking to purchase first handgun, questions
Hello everyone. I have been wanting to purchase and handgun for myself for a little while now. I have a little bit of experience shooting, as I have done target shooting with friends in the past. I just want a gun of my own, and I'd like to get back into shooting again. Plus, I have also been wanting to get a concealed cary permit.
I have narrowed it down to two choices, the Glock 27 and the Springfield XDS. I have been able to locate the Glock 27 at a few stores, and was to see how it felt in my hands. It did feel comfortable to me. But I want to to see an XDS in person, but they are hard to come by. A few Academy stores in the area will be getting some in soon, and I plan on checking them out then. From what I have seen online and in videos of the XDS, it looks to be not as wide as the Glock and easier for concealed carry. It almost looks like the XDS has a better build quality, but that is just from seeing it online.
I am not going to be carrying to gun on me at all times, mainly on weekends since I can't at work. I am also looking for something that can be enjoyable to target shoot with, besides being a strictlky defense weapon. The one thing that has me concerned with the XDs is the recoil being a .45 in a much smaller package. Is the XDs a gun that will kill your wrists in a short perod of time if you are not an avid shooter, as compared to the Glock? How is the reliability of the XDs? If you had to choose between the Glock 27 and XDS, which would you all choose, and which do you all think will be the better choice for me?