Nighhawk T4 in 9mm: 3.8″ barrel, 5″ height, 1.32″ width. Compact, with light recoil and good accuracy. Great for concealed carry. But it’s not being concealed here, which brings me to a practical question: “Why not a longer pistol?” Much of the emphasis on thin slides and shortness stems from IWB carry requirements.
8% taller, wider by a hair or two, about 17% heavier than the T4, but you get extra 2.2″ of sight radius and 10mm Auto ballistics over 9mm Luger. The main issue is length and it comes into play with appendix carry, not so much with hip carry. This longslide is riding on the belt of a 5’2″ female and fits just fine.
So the question is, why not the longslide? I can think of only one reason, and that’s the slight slow-down of the draw stroke with conventional holsters.