I sometimes fish an area that has a history of some violent crimes. Mainly robberies but there has been some shootings. It also produces huge cats. I usually try to take a buddy but sometimes I go by myself. Last week some passerby's threw glass bear bottles at me from there car, and I have heard gunshots from cars before or after they pass by so I have decided to buy a hand gun. I am looking at possibly getting a Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP, or a GLOCK 38 .45 G.A.P. Has anyone ever shot these guns or have any other suggestions. I carry a lot of stuff with me and hike over 2 miles to get to some of my spots so I want to stay lightweight and stay with Polymer.