Right now, the hot topic of conversation in the self defense community is the sub-compact class of carry pistols dubbed the 'Micro Nines,’ which are becoming ever more prevalent in the current market.
Since 2009, the SIG Sauer P238 has become a popular micro-compact, 1911-based .380 ACP chambered handgun for the concealed carry market.
Leupold’s DeltaPoint Micro doesn’t look like any other slide-mounted optic. Rather than using a flat-bottomed design, the DP Micro features an L-shaped mounting surface that covers the top-rear portion of its host’s slide, with a small 9 mm lens sitting atop the gun and the battery compartment overhanging the aft of the slide.
Springfield Armory's 15-round Hellcat magazines increase the capacity of the company's popular micro-compact pistol.
Shortly after its introduction, the Springfield Armory Hellcat rocketed to the top of 2020's best-seller lists, claiming the No. 3 slot in GunBroker's rankings.
Even just a few years ago, optics-ready and micro-compact pistols were the exception. Now, they're starting to look like the rule.