I've recently decided that I feel it's time to get a defensive handgun, not sure about CC however, so after years of treating guns as a intellectual hobby, I went to my local gun store with only practical intentions in mind. And boy am I limited by my size! Every handgun is like a desert eagle to me in terms of every day carry. It really sucks to be an adult man standing only at 5'1 and a half. I went in thinking that both the Walther PPS or the Sig P232 would fit fine on me, and I was totally wrong. Carrying either of those on my person would make me look like I had a wrench in my pocket. So that leaves me with snubbies, a Sig 238, pocket DAO's, which I wouldn't feel comfortable with, and either the Beretta PX4 subcompact or the Springfield XD subcompact, the only viable "serous" firepower semi's that could possibly conceal on me. I wouldn't take the latter two into concern, but I would like to eventually try IDPA with semi's, which doesn't take 'bugs'. If there's any other reliable 9mm or bigger handguns with the same dimensions as the Springfield or the Beretta, which aren't DAO, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Being so small makes those handguns that everyone else carries everyday look really intimidating. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!