Well, I done did it again! Bought myself a new pistol, that is. I've wanted a decent 9mm short-barreled automatic for concealed carry for quite a little while now, but just never got around to picking one up . . . plus the cost of the damn things these day tended to give me heartburn anyway. I finally decided the best affordable compromise I could find was going to be a Glock 26. I like Glocks personally, and the 26 is exactly the size I was looking for. I was heading out to Colorado Springs to visit the big gun store up there to buy the Glock ($510 plus tax), and on impulse, I stopped by the shop of a local dealer here in town first. He didn't have a Glock, but he did have what I ended up buying . . . a Taurus PT-111, believe it or not, with the new double/single trigger setup they've come out with. And it cost me nearly $100 less than the Glock would have. Say what you will about Taurus, but they are building some VERY nice pistols these days. With this new trigger setup you get the best possible compromise between single and DAO operation. The pistol can be simply carried as a traditional single/double, i.e, double action first shot, single action for the remainder of rounds in the mag . . . OR, it may be carried in cocked single-action mode with a manual safety on, or with it off if one prefers. Essentially, when cocked it becomes a striker-fired pistol, much like a Glock yet with a long trigger take up, but about a 3.5 lb. trigger pull when the let-off point is reached. It has internal safeties, much like the Glock, that make it perfectly safe to carry this way. One of the biggest advantages of this new setup, what really makes it different from a traditional single/double, is that if the trigger is pulled and the hammer falls but the weapon does not fire (bad cartridge, etc.) the trigger resets to double action mode allowing a second strike using double action without manually working the slide to re-cock the piece. In addition, the mag on this pistol holds 12 rounds of 9mm instead of the 10 for a Glock, yet the grip is much thinner than the Glock and fits my hand much better Anyway, so far like it a lot. I'll get a range report posted next week when I have a chance to put it through its paces.