If you were choosing a handgun for home protection, but not ruling out the possibility of concealed carrying, what would you chose and why? I've been considering this and thinking about a Glock 43X.
Your comment about being left handed, reminded me that I didn't mention that I'm also a lefty in my post. Needing an ambidextrous safety is also a consideration for me. Does that change anyone's recommendations? I've having a hard time finding that info on line when researching. I think I'm probably leaning toward a Glock 43X or the Sig Sauer P365 so far. I think they're both a good compromise between compact size and magazine capacity. The Glock 19 is a little bigger than I'd want to carry, and the Kimber that was recommended seems to be a little pricey.A 1911...is my go to for home and cooler weather carry...for warmer weather... currently I carry a kel-tek p11 (9mm)...Im seriously considering a Kimber (compact) micro 9mm raptor to replace the kel-tek in the near future... I'm a South paw and usually wear a vest or coat over my shoulder holster.
My 365 does not have a safety but you can buy one with a safety, the mag release is ambi. This is my thoughts on the 2, the 365 is definitely smaller than the 43x and as mentioned mags are available in 10, 12, and 15. In the house 16 rounds without a reload is substantial and with 10 rounds it is more carry concealable than the 43x. I also like (and everyone does) the tritium sights. After I got it I was laying in bed one night and could see a glowing green dot. Wondering what the heck it was, was it my watch or what, well one of the sight dots was visible. Very fast acquisition in low light with the illuminated geen dots. The grip texture is aggressive and very good for control. Trigger pull tests show the p365 has a lighter pull about 3/4 pound less than 43x.Needing an ambidextrous safety is also a consideration for me. Does that change anyone's recommendations? I've having a hard time finding that info on line when researching. I think I'm probably leaning toward a Glock 43X or the Sig Sauer P365 so far...