For a man I have small hands. Even though I grew up shooting a full size 1911 45ACP since my teens, I find the new double stack mag semi auto pistols difficult to grip.
I bought a S&W M&P in 40 cal. Although I really liked the Smith, even with the small backstrap swell, I did not like the grip or the feel when firing with the polymer frame.
Then I held a Springfield Armory EMP and knew I had to get one. After shooting my new EMP in 40S&W I knew that I had made the right decision. On my trip to the range a friend of mine with the same build I have tried it, and he now raves about it.
With the single stack 8 round mag (9 rounds in 9MM) + one in the chamber it does not have as many shots per mag as the double stacks, but it is VERY accurate at handgun ranges and a few well placed shots will do much better than a rain of bullets over an area.
It is very slim and easy to carry concealed.
Anyone with small hands would do well to take a close look at this little handgun.