I am a medical student in a swing state. Minus the university’s marksmanship program, guns on campus aren’t going to happen any time soon, so for the next four years I’m relying on pepper spray as my main line of defense. Even after graduation, I will likely be disarmed by working in a hospital . . .
That being said, when I do return to my hometown for semester breaks, there’s a SIG SAUER SP2022 9mm waiting in the safe. I chose it for reasons both practical and personal: Mr. Leghorn’s positive review, its use in the Jormungand anime, and its comfort. I originally wanted a GLOCK-brand GLOCK, but the finger grooves didn’t fit my hand, yet the SP2022 felt like an extension of my arm.
I’m very happy with my purchase, the gun is accurate and while I’m a smaller guy, it fits nicely in a Galco KINGTUK IWB holster. Although the KINGTUK isn’t expressly made for the SP2022, the Springfield XD version is compatible and was bought for well under MSRP from a gunshow vendor.
My knife has a glass-breaker and seatbelt cutter built in. True personal safety must be comprehensive — you can win a fight, only to die in a car crash. All of us carry to save lives and we should be prepared for even non-confrontational crises.