For Shield lovers: If you couldn't have a 9MM Shield.....
I just got my CHL in the mail and want to get a carry gun.
I REALLY like the Shield but, alas, none are available anywhere around here (pretty much everyone that I called said that they're expecting it to be the first of the year before they'll have some). I'm not really impressed by the Kimber Solo or Ruger LC9 (okay, but just felt "meh" about them). If you couldn't have your Shield, what would you try? I have a Glock 19, but I don't like how it "conceals" on me (I'm a woman, just shy of 5'7 and weigh 130lbs on a "fat" day, for reference).
I really don't want to wait 4+ months to start carrying.
Thanks in advance for advice/replies.
Kahr MK9 alternative to Shield...
I got this Kahr MK9 several years ago and it satisfies my 9mm 6+1 cravings quite well. It is probably slightly smaller but heavier than the Shield, and it costs a little more. It is reliable and handles recoil well. I carry it in appendix position in the Comp-Tac holster show, where it conceals well.