Hi guys. My name is Daniel and i live in central florida. As you know, the sunshine state can get pretty hot during the summer. I am headed out to shoot straight in the apopka/orlando area to hopefully purchase a nib stoeger cougar 8000 probably in 9mm tomorrow morning. i have read mostly great things about it so after playing with it several times and doing my research i think i'm gonna take the plunge. what do you guys think of my choice?? if i do see a 1911 in .45acp with a can't miss price in the $4-500 range i would go with that if its a good gun. i would then lean toward kimber, springfield, and maybe ria and taraus. But! more than likely i'll be purchasing the cougar. i am working on my ccw and and know ofcourse to make sure its reliable so if i need it in a life/death situation it goes bang whenever i pull the trigger. finally my question is, how many of you carry a cougar concealed?? any problems to expect?? how easy is it to conceal?? plz provide pics of your gun and holster to give me some ideas. now, i am a shorter (5'5'') guy working on losing weight (to date have lost 62 pounds) but am still over weight. will this be a problem when trying to conceal either one of these weapons?? sorry for the long post but wanted to give the appropiate background information. plz help. thanks.