Shield vs. PM9
It’s a pretty good review, showing how they compare. Not a lot of bias here.
I agree the Shield is a little big to be a small gun and a little small to be a big gun. But if your primary is an M&P, skills transfer to the Shield is much less of a jump than to the Kahr. But the Kahr is really small, and my understanding is once you get a Kahr running (some seem to burp during the break-in period) they’ll run like a champ. And while their triggers are long DAO’s, they are VERY smooth and quite nice.
I have been curious to own a Kahr. I have no way to justify the cost (vs. all the other expenses in my life). I really liked the K9 and would love to own one some day, just because. I’ve shot some Kahr’s that students have brought to class and always like them (other than the LONG trigger).
I’ll just say, if you buy a tiny gun like the PM9 for carry, do practice with it. Be sure you’re proficient with it.