Deciding between XD and Kahr
Hey everyone. I'm researching for my next purchase, and wanted to get some educated opinions. I want something suitable for home defense and occasional (but not everyday) discreet concealed carry.
I think I've narrowed it down a bit, but wanted to get some educated opinions from owners or past owners of the autos I'm interested in.
These are the ones I'm looking at:
Springfield XD 3" Subcompact
Springfield XD 4" .45 Compact (Short Grip)
Kahr CW9 or CW40
Kahr PM9 or PM40
(Obviously, I'm also deciding between 9mm and .40 where applicable - opinions? I've been told the .40 is better for self defense due to the lower risk of over-penetration.)
I like the XDs for the high capacity, rails allowing a light if desired, and the extra safety features built in.
I like the Kahrs for the narrower profile and lighter weight for carry, and because they're just good looking guns, to be honest. Both fit my hands very well, and I've heard great things about both.
If you had to just pick one to be your main auto, which would it be? I have a .38 J-frame, and might one day get a back-up type piece like a Kel-Tec, but this will be my main and possibly only standard auto.