In general, I try to post reviews within a few weeks of picking up something. However, when I first bought my XD-S I wasn’t publishing reviews of anything but software and, given it has become my everyday carry, I thought it deserved a review of its own. It’s no secret that I’ve always been a 1911 fan; why wouldn’t I be? The 1911 design is classic. It’s been considered by many to be the pinnacle of handgun design for a century, it’s rugged, dependable and has served our military with distinction in two world wars. But, for all its advantages, it’s simply not designed for carry.
It has been a long time since I used, let alone owned, anything that fits in the “pocket pistol” category. Several years ago, I had a run-in with an older Ruger LCP that left a bad taste in my mouth and I swore off of .380 ACP forever… or so I thought. In all fairness, I never really gave the smaller calibers a chance, judging them universally for the failures of a specific weapon that had been treated poorly by its owner. Thankfully, the Micro Carry came along and gave me a chance to change my opinion.
Most of you know that I’m a big supporter of the Second Amendment and carry pretty much everywhere I legally can. Well, back in September of last year, a friend was a victim of an armed robbery at a convenience store. He was unarmed and alone, and was accosted as he was leaving the store. After the fact, he approached a group of us and asked what we would do, as armed citizens, if faced with a similar situation.