I primarily carry a Para Carry .45 and my spouse a J Frame. Both fit comfortably in a pocket or Smart Carry.
This is a discussion on How big is your carry weapon? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I primarily carry a Para Carry .45 and my spouse a J Frame. Both fit comfortably in a pocket or Smart Carry....
Full size: 1911 Government model, Glock 17/21/22
Compact: 1911 Commander, Glock 19/23
Subcompact: 1911 Officers model, Glock 26/27/30, J-frame
Micro: P3AT, Kahr PM9
Until 2 weeks ago, I would have said compact - M&P .40 compact to be precise, in a UBG Canute, but my new EDC is an S&W 1911PD, 5" in an Andrews MacDaniel II IWB. One spare mag.
Oliver Wendell HolmesThe freedom to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins
Glock 27 / Officers is as big as I can go. The 27 is a good compromise in size and weight. The Officers (Springfield Ultra V10) is so heavy it pulls my shorts down a few inches (without belt). The 27 with a Clipdraw is easy on and off so never need to holster up...