I am looking around for a smaller gun. I have thought of going with a .380 because generally speaking they are available in much smaller packages. I know there are a lot of compact 9mm's out there also. I like the Kahr K's, and am ordering either a 9 or 40 (probably the 40) as a more primary carry gun. They feel awesome in my hands and I want something I can shoot with great precision. Having a full metal frame is one of the big factors in that decision. It also carries through to the MK series also. Considering the size - it is .1" taller, .15" wider, and .4" longer than the P380 = not much different. Weight isn't an issue, heavier the better I think (to a point). A light gun often means controlability and accuracy degradation for me.
So considering the compact'ness of the MK9 - how well does it shoot? What can you compare it to?
I would throw in the MK40 for discussion's sake, but I'm not going to go that route. My guess is the .40 is a handful in comparison to the 9mm.