Tons of articles about the Hellcat, Shield Plus, SIG P365, Ruger Max etc. in the absense of gun shows and poor inventory in stores that is basically why I choose the Hellcat over the others in this new generation of 10+ round 9mm sub-compact pistols. Lets start with the overall length comparison: From L to R: Beretta 9000S, Taurus G2C, S&W Shield (what mainstreamed the single stack sub-compact pistol craze), CZ RAMI, and Hellcat. Now for the height/width comparison: Same order as before. Some key measurements: Pistol Mag Cap. Weight (empty mag) Grip W Slide W Max W Beretta 9000S: 12 rounds, 27 oz 1.21" 1.25" 1.69" @ ambi-safety Taurus G2C: 12 rounds, 21 oz 1.10" 1.06" 1.21" @ safety S&W Shield: 7 rounds, 19 oz 0.98" 0.91" 1.01" @ safety CZ RAMI: 10 rounds, 25 oz 1.29" 1.10" 1.29" @ grips Hellcat: 11 rounds, 17 oz 1.03" 0.88" 1.08" @ slide lock What jumps out at me is how competitive the CZ RAMI would still be in this market except for the weight. Finally four side view overlays of each pistol with the Hellcat in front: Hellcat over 9000S: Hellcat over G2C: Hellcat over Shield: And finally, Hellcat over RAMI: A few random comments. I've shot the Shield by far the most, the G2C the second most. The G2C would compete better in height if it had a flat magazine bottom option. I'm over 1000 rounds with the G2C and have yet to clean it after its initial outing and have had zero failures of any kind with the cheapest ammo I could find. When I got it, you could find them for ~$200 new -- I got mine as part of the Millinium pistol "recall" which Taurus handled very poorly. The Shield has also been flawless, as has the RAMI and 9000S although these haven't seen half the rounds of the G2C. I'm looking forward to shooting the Hellcat after I mount a Red Dot (SIG Zero) and Crimson Trace laser to it. My main carry for the past few years has been a S&W Shield 40 with built-in factory laser and a Trijicon RMR dual illuminated (fiber & tritium, no batteries). I hope the Hellcat can replace it as there will be a significant reduction in overall height (Hell cat is ~0.25" shorter and SIG Zero is lower and mounts lower in the factory milled slide cut) and I gain 11+1 rounds of 9mm vs. 6+1 of .40S&W.