They fit hands large and small.
Note, the photo below does not represent live fire. We trained as infantry, not cavalry or centaur pistoleros. It does show how well M&P9 Compact fit the hand of a 4’10” shooter.
Yesterday, I got to see how the longlide M&P9 Pro worked for an even tinier 8 year old Alexis. There’s no doubt in my mind that she can run it to good effect.
Defensive guns, in general, empower those who are neither big nor aggressive. With pistols like these, the contrast between the capability of the armed person and the incapacity of the unarmed are even more evident.