I like the Springfield XD. It has a much larger trigger well and a smoother/lighter trigger. It has the least felt recoil of any polymer handgun I have shot. I would not recommend shooting a Sigma with gloves in a life/death situation - especially heavy/thick gloves. With the small trigger well, you may only get one shot. Your gloved finger could prevent the trigger from going forward enough to allow a follow up shot. I suggest staying away from semi-autos with a built in safety lock. We have had two S&W M&P's and one Taurus 24/7 (all three in 40 S&W) where the internal safety lock mechanism failed. The result was a live round in the chamber without being able to fire the gun or cycle the action.