First thing you gotta realize is that the first priority I have is to my household and to myself. I have to come home and establish control of my environment. Check all the animals over physically, play with them, feed them. Them I have to make sure the house is arranged the way it should be and make sure all the dishes are done and all my luggage is unpacked and getting put away or washed. Only then can I comfortably move onto the firearms aspect of my life. You see, in my life, firearms are not things I need in order to feel safe 24/7. There are plenty of times that I go out without a gun inside my waistband. Some of you may feel differently, and that is okay.
A while ago, I came up with a couple of things that I do to test the pistol in my hands and see if it would be the right fit right off the bat. First thing I do is aim the pistol and pull the trigger fast several times and see if the sights move. If the pistol passes that test, I do this test just with the dominant hand. If the pistol passes this test, I do a holster test where I draw from concealment and time the trigger to set off a dry shot right at the point of extension. Here I am looking to see that the sights are pretty close to the point I was hoping for the sights to rest on and that they are aligned properly with my new natural aim.
After about 3 pistols that all fit my criteria for size, but failed the testing, I ran across the PX4 compact. I pulled it out and ran through my test, and it worked flawlessly. I had chosen the PX4 Compact many times over other more expensive and more renown designs like my HK P2000, my Walther P99AS, and the CZ P07.
Other than my little rant here, I appreciate you reading this, and I encourage you to question everything and actually evaluate methods and their usefulness instead of adopting them just because someone you respect said to do it. Be a thinker, not a sponge.