Buying a gun to take to California is like buying a hooker to take to Sunday Mass. All of us Arizonans would be more than happy to have you, though.
lol. And a FL CWP would be good there too.
Fortunately there is nothing illegal about doing what I am doing. But once I move to CA, I can't buy the guns that are "off list"
As you may already know, my first purchase ended up being a Cougar 8040F.
Now.. my next two or three handguns are going to be as following
DP51 (I want this handgun for personal reasons)
Another duty capable 9mm, pref in the "subcompact" size, or a slim single stack 9mm that conceals decently. I'm thinking sig/kahr/ruger here.
a pocket gun - thinking a p3at. This would be mainly for the wife, who will probably never carry anything bigger than this since she can't hide anything else.
Any opinions will be appreciated!
On a side note, I recently read that replacing the XD's factory magazine springs for AGP +20 springs fixes the magazine problems. No firsthand experience myself.
Go with the XD9 subcompact. I have owned both and the Springfield offered better features: grip safety, trigger safety (whatever), LCI that can be felt and the grip doesn't feel swollen like the Smith does.