After months of deliberation on just the *right* carry piece, and lots of help from all of you, I went with the xd9sc. I am SO PLEASED with my decision!! I have always loved shooting this gun, and now I have my own. It's just the basic, blued xd, but I ordered one with the trijicon night sights.
So, I picked it up almost two weeks ago, wore it around the house
I picked it up, wore it around the house until my holster arrived. Wore it with the holster and hate it. I don't know what the proper gun term for "going commando" is, but that is what I prefer, so looks like I'll need a (another) holster. We just ordered one of those stock high noon ones. It works for my husband, so at least it's not a loss. I'm short waisted, so the farther the gun is in my pants, the better.
It conceals much better than I thought it would as well. It is January, and I'm sure I'll have to make concessions, but as of what I wear now, I'm pretty pleased.
NO, I did not do the Wally World tour. Sorry, I hate wal-mart. So, my first day of carry was to a real estate meeting, then out to a yummy hibachi dinner with my husband. The next day was to McDonalds playland, as the kids have cabin fever. Today, went to Target and the grocery store.
I'm hooked, I love it. There isn't much better of a feeling than knowing I am able to defend myself and my little ones if I have to. One thing I REALLY like as well, is that I don't look like I would carry.