In my extensive search for a concealed carry 9mm pistol I set the following criteria:
1. Compact and light but not a pocket gun and must have a full grip
2. At least 7+1 capacity with +P capability
3. Reliable and accurate
4. A reputable brand with good CS
5. MUST be able to conceal easily IWB with tucked in shirts for work and church
6. Mid priced
7. Attractive with a modern look and design and excellent fit & finish
Last year I lost my Sig 229 due to theft of my bag from my car because it was too heavy and bulky to wear aT the time. I was determined to find a pistol light and small enough to wear on all occasions but big enough to be accurate and give a full, comfortable grip with all five fingers.
I know this forum has lots of Glock followers but the G26 was not it for me because my pinkie had no where to go and it was just too chunky and looked blocky. The G19 was nice but again too thick and the grip never felt right no matter how many times I held and shot it. Kahr PM9 was too small and I was unsure of the brand and reliability. The Sig 239 was heavy and thick. The Keltec was too small and looked cheaply made.
However, he PPS satisfied all those criteria and gave me more. The 2 backstraps allowed me to customize the grip feel. The 3 sizes of magazines gave me different round capacities and grip sizes depending on my mode of dress and occasion.
Here are some pics that show well it conceals, the full grip of the standard 7-round mag that the Kahr and G26 don't have without some ungainly mag extensions.
CLOSE FITTING TEE SHIRT
EDC - PPS, MTAC IWB HOLSTER, 8-ROUND SPARE MAG, SPYDERCO DELICA 4
FULL GRIP WITH 7-ROUND MAG