JAMES BOND ???????? ? How old are you ? The Actor James Bond first carried a Beretta .25 Auto then went to a Walther PPK .380 . But here in the real world I can conceal a full sized 5" .45 and remain undetected , But my EDC is a Springfield Armory Hell Cat OSP it's just as concealable & Comfortable as my EDC backup the Ruger LCP II .22LR. jus' sayin'...Have a RUGER LC9s with both 7 and 9 round mags. For CONCEALED carry I much prefer it over the fatter MAX 9.
Both are likely very reliable and yes, the MAX 9 can mount a red dot, yet another thing making it less concealable.
James Bond knew how to choose a concealable pistol. jus' sayin'...