I CCW this a lot in the 6 mos I've had it, light at 1.5lbs and full-size but conceals easily under a short sleeve open shirt or vest.
I'm in NY State, for now 7 + 1 is the max load but I fully believe based on reports and just shooting the damn thing it is a fine SD gun. I just read that someone shot in the neck had the interior of their neck just blow up. At rifle speed of 2000' per second and made to tumble on a hit 8 rounds is fine and other places you can shoot 20, so you are in great shape if in one of those states. The controls are easy to move with no extra finger/hand movement and the safety, just a bit forward and up from the trigger and guard, is the easiest and safest of safeties I've ever used.
The gun is really accurate, it shoots with a wicked crack and with flame out the barrel but your hand hardly bumps, it's chipmunk recoil allowing for very fast shots on target. I Carry an extra mag and with the time to shoot all rounds so fast in one mag can reload and be ready again in two seconds - and NO ONE is going to keep coming at you after being hit 8 times by rifle speed bullets that tumble, small or not.
Bullet is also made to slow quickly so there is no over-penetration nor would a ricochet have much force in a miss.
Used by the Secret Service and several SWAT teams here and by long list of specialty military and LE Units world-wide it seems the ideal gun for social action near innocents.
Why it beats a 22 Mag I can't tell you, I just know I've read what seem valid ballistic comparisons but I'm not a techie, just satisfied with what I have.
Ammo is opening up, I bought a thousand rounds just before the panic and now my range is getting it in at $25 a box of 50, same as what it was before the panic. Price has been steady.
I highly recommend the gun and the weird rifle-like ammo.