I got on a full-size "Tactical" pistol binge in late 2007 and bought the following handguns in reverse order:
Baddest Tactical Pistol No. 6: Glock 20 10mm
Baddest Tactical Pistol No. 5: S&W M&P 357
Baddest Tactical Pistol No. 4: Steyr M9-A1
Baddest Tactical Pistol (Revolver) No. 3: S&W 21-4 .44 Special
Baddest Tactical Pistol No 2: CZ75 SP01 Custom 9mm
Baddest Tactical Pistol No. 1, Llama IX-C .45 ACP
Since I started work as a gun shop salesman in January, I've gone in the other direction, buying a S&W M&P Compact .357 Sig and a Charter Arms .327 Fed. Magnum snubnose revolver.
And now I've decided to take it a step further and divest myself of some of my full-size pistols and downsize for carry weapons.
The Sig Sauer P226 .357 Sig (already sold), FEG GKK-45 Browning Hi-Power Clone .45 ACP DA/SA and CZ 75 SP01 Custom 9mm are up on the block and are now listed on Gunbroker. Though I love these pistols, they're not very concealable and are all heavy so are not good carry candidates.
I'm thinking about replacing the Sig Sauer P226 with 4.4" barrel with a Sig P229 with a 3.9" barrel. Sig Sauer has a Sig Anti-Snag (SAS) carry model of the 229, which I want in .357 Sig with night sights and the Short-Reset Trigger. A set of those nice wood grips shown would be good, too.
And I'm thinking about a new 2009 model of Para Ordnance as the replacement for the CZ SP01 Custom. Para has a .45 ACP model called the Carry 12 which is a subcompact with 3.5" barrel and Para's Light Double Action trigger. The LDA trigger is IMHO the biggest improvement made to date to John Moses Browning's famed 1911 single-action .45 ACP pistol design.
But then there's also that S&W NightGuard model in 10mm. Six rounds of 10mm in a lightweight carry revolver sounds mighty attractive. And Smith has also brought back the incomparable classic Model 24 with a 3" barrel in .44 Special. So many choices and so little money to buy with.
But gotta sell what I got before I can buy something smaller, so I must learn to be patient.