Check out a variety of pistols. I carry a Smith & Wesson SD40VE. It's a full size pistol, but my holster carries it well. You could check out the M&P Shields, or other smaller weapons. But remember one thing, the smaller in size the pistol is, the more felt recoil you will have. And that may limit your willingness to practice at the range. Hit Fin, Feather, and Fur by Belden Village Mall, or Kame's on Cleveland Ave in Canton to get your hands on some different pistols. One I ended up loving how it shot was the Glock 26. It still has a thick frame and slide, but the grip is shorter to help it conceal better. Or if you want to go smaller in size and caliber, check out something like the Bersa Thunder 380.
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