looking for concealed carry advice
I am about to be in the market for a semi-auto pistol for home defense and concealed carry and I am looking for some advice on what to get. I would prefer a .45, but I will be happy with a 9mm if I can't find one that fits what I want.
I need one that is small enough, and has a manageable kick, for my girlfriend to comfortably use when I am not around. We both have small hands and have a hard time working the safeties and slide releases on a lot of .45's. I am a lefty and she isn't, so it will need to be ambidextrous. I really like the 1911's, but all the ones I have used have been too big for me to reach the safety and slide release quickly and easily.
I have looked at a lot of Glocks and a few Barettas, but I don't like the models with automatic safeties. It needs to have a traditional safety that will not disengage until I want it to.
Some models I have read about require up to 200 rounds to be fired through them before they will consistently fire with out malfunctions. With the job I have right now I can't afford to fire that many rounds over a short period of time.
I am looking to spend about $600 but I can afford to spend up to about $750.
Any advice you guys can give me is greatly appreciated.