A home invasion on the West Side turns deadly after the would-be victim shot the suspect.
It happened just before 6 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of West Thomas in the city’s South Austin neighborhood.
A 58-year-old man told police that an armed man entered his home and tried to rob him. The victim has a conceal carry license.
He opened fire, shooting the 23-year-old suspect in the back of the head.
The suspect was taken to West Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say he was a documented gang member.
When looking to purchase a firearm primarily for concealed carry use, shooters generally aim for a firearm that can hold a lot of rounds, in as small a package as possible.
This appears to be a popular trend in the gun industry these days, as Sig Sauer claims they’ve built “the ultimate concealed carry pistol” in the new High-Capacity Micro-Compact P365 handgun – the likely answer to Glock’s 19X ‘crossover’ pistol.
Below is a press release from Sig Sauer with all the details on the new handgun:
“Newington, NH (January 8, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces the new High-Capacity Micro-Compact P365 – the ultimate concealed carry pistol. This revolutionary striker-fired 9mm pistol offers the perfect balance of capacity and concealment with unrivaled shootability and ergonomics. The P365’s patent-pending, narrow-neck, modified double-stack magazine holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions, plus one in the chamber, for a full capacity of 11 rounds – nearly a 50 percent capacity increase over pistols in its class. An optional 12-round extended magazine equips this micro-compact pistol with full-size 13-round capacity, allowing you to carry more, everyday – 365 days a year. The P365 is also smaller and lighter than most other pistols in its class, measuring 1-inch wide, 5.8-inches long, and 4.3-inches tall with a barrel length of 3.1-inches. It weighs just 17.8 ounces with an empty magazine.
More than slightly reminiscent of Sig Sauer’s P238, the 911 is optimized for concealed carry or so says Springfield. The 2.7-inch stainless steel barrel sits on a 5.5-inch overall length. Tipping scales at just over 12-ounces unloaded, the 911 boasts a short-reset, 5-pound trigger with G10 trigger shoe by Hogue.
The .380 pistol is outfitted with an Ameriglo Pro-Glo green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle. The rear sight offers a tactical rack U-notch design with green tritium surrounded by white circles. The sights serve up a low-profile style, providing a snag-free draw.
Springfield doesn’t skimp on the body of the 911, equipping the aluminum frame with the company’s own Octo-Grip texturing on the mainspring housing and front strap. Topping off the accoutrements, are thin-line grips and mainspring housing made of G10 by Hogue. The 911 offers a brushed satin, matte stainless steel or black Nitride slide to complete the package.
“With such great advances made in modern defense ammunition, the .380 has become a seriously viable defensive platform,” Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese said in a statement. “Our customers deserve a pistol that makes the most of it. Once you try it, you’ll be as convinced as we are that this is the best .380 pistol choice available.”
The 911 ships with 2 magazines, a six-round flush and a seven-round extended, along with offering a Viridian laser grips equipped package.
The standard 911 in stainless steel or black slides into the market at $599 while the laser equipped packages boast an elevated price of $789.