For several years I've been shooting and carrying a Glock 22 and 27. The logic behind this is my former agency issued a Glock 22 but no backup weapon. I wanted a similar manual of arms and caliber, hence the 27. I bought my personal 22 to keep everything in the family, as it were. Fast forward to new agency, issued backup weapon. Since I really don't particularly care for .40 and never have, it was time for the 22 and 27 to go. I traded the 22 for a Gen4 19. Upon carrying it, I realized it was not much different than carrying my 27 with a finger extension, which is how I normally carry the 27. I sold the 27 and bought a Beretta Nano (and pocketed some $$$). Full disclaimer: I have not shot the Nano yet, everything I say about potential shooting characteristics is speculation. Pictures comparing it size-wise to my 19: Smaller, but not just monumentally smaller upon first glance, right? Upon further comparison, I think this is an optical illusion due to the relatively high bore axis of the Nano. So the slides don't seem all THAT different in thickness. The kicker, as the pics that follow will show, is that the frame on the Nano is not any thicker than the slide, which is definitely not true of the G19. And there it is. HUGE difference. One more that I think really illustrates it the best: Yes folks, the Nano frame freestands INSIDE the Glock magwell. To sum up, I'm quite pleased with the general size and build of the Nano. From what I've read, the high bore axis is not much of an issue and this gun shoots fairly soft for its size. We shall see. I've also heard complaints about the lack of an external slide stop. Since it's very rare that I use an external slide stop during actual manipulation of a pistol, I'm not concerned. Whatchu think? Pics of bore axis comparison to follow.