agreed...4 inch commander size barrels are just fine. I'm referring to the smaller barrel compacts. I own one...but have seen the errors in my ways. A commander size .45 ACP auto would be fine. I, personally, am still going for the full size 5 inch barrel, all metal beast designed by Browning. Again...I intend to develop the discipline in carrying it. Hell, the kevlar helmet I wore in the Army weighed in at 11 lbs all by itself, let alone all the other weight I had to carry. I think I can carry a full size auto on my side without being under too much duress.