I’ve got the Walther PPS in 9mm. Absolutely awesome carry gun. You can carry the 8 round mag +1 for 9 rounds. Here in Nazi York anything with more than 10 rounds is illegal anyway, so I might as well have something concealable.
It’s reliable, smooth, and shockingly accurate. There are 6, 7, and 8 round magazines available. It is a bit pricy but hey, I’m counting on it.
I carry 5 o’clock (Im a righty) and have gotten pretty quick on the draw. Despite being thin, it feels pretty good in my hand (I have an average sized hand) and the recoil is very manageable. I feel pretty confident with it… don’t leave this one out of your shopping considerations!
Also, CrossBreed SuperTuck holster. Best holster ever, super comfy, very concealable, and yet a very fast draw. LOVE IT.
Glad to hear you got control of the situation. Well done, and I imagine the walking stick couldn’t have hurt your deterrent factor either.