Having just got my permit last August and only being able to carry on limited occasions I am still very new to concealed carry. What I have noticed, and thought about quite a bit, is how will my PPQ M2 9 sit in my preferred summer wear - t-shirt and shorts. I started carrying into fall and through winter, which is very forgiving for concealment. After reading quite a bit I understand people carry different guns in the same caliber for different clothing options.
After getting my permit we started shopping for a weapon for the wife for when she gets her permit. Due to her small hand size we were looking at sub compacts initially (I know that’s a fallacy but that’s where we started) and I subsequently handled a number of sub 9’s. That process got me thinking about a thinner gun for the summer.
Warm weather will soon be upon us here in Wisconsin which has me looking at the next purchase. After what I handled shopping with the wife I was decided on the PPS. I’m really not trying to be a Walther fanboy but, once again, that thing really felt good in hand. Just like the PPQ only smaller. Yes, I tried the 365, S&W, Springfield, Ruger, etc…, and I ruled out Glocks when I bought the PPQ. They just don’t feel right.
But then the Hellcat came out. Love the capacity but I haven’t handled it yet. Has anyone made a comparison between the PPS & Hellcat? It may be apples and oranges due to the capacity issue but I’m thinking in subs it’s all about concealment. With 8 rounds in the PPS if it conceals better I’m ok with limited capacity. But if the Hellcat conceals just as well, and feels as good in the hand, the extra capacity would be a bonus.