In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a brand-new Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 OSP red-dot-ready pistol with a Shield Sights RMS2 red-dot sight, carried in a Bravo Concealment IWB Torsion holster.
Galco recently introduced new models of the KingTuk holster for the Walther PPS & PPS M2 pistols.
These concealed-carry options may not be new, but that's actually not a bad thing.