XD-9 I started thinking about all the 9mm's I have, their features and when and why I carry them.
I like them for concealed carry. Pure and simple.
The round is big enough if the frame is small enough for the combo of small size, big enough kick.
The Ruger LC9 is an example of the new batch of concealed carry firearms hitting the market. The LC9 is a thin, single stack 9mm pistol. The LC9 is a double-action only, hammer-fired pistol that is slightly larger than its very popular .380 ACP cousin, the LCP or the Kel-Tec P3-AT.
I like the sights on the LC9 better than most pistols of this size, using a three-dot system. It's really small and designed for CC with a barrel length is a touch over 3”, width of less than one inch and the unloaded weight is about 17 ounces. It also includes a manual safety, magazine safety and loaded chamber indicator which provides visual and feel check that chamber is loaded without slide racking.
The initial problem issues it had seem to have been resolved.
--I have seen it at the Nations Gun Show for less than $400!