I was originally going to buy a Taurus 709 slim for carry but after not liking the trigger I looked at this and was sold. It is wider because of the double stack mag but it is so nice I overlooked that. Very nice fit/finish. Also one of the best da triggers I own. Comes with nice italian made mags which one has a flip down pinky extension which I love so it has a short handle but keeps your pinky put when flipped down. Most surprising thing is that I shoot this more accurately than most of my full sizes 9s!