I've had mine for three years, carry it frequently although it isn't my primary carry gun. I think it's plenty comfortable to shoot, accurate for self defense distances, and handles recoil fine. It's been very easy to carry concealed for me. I carry it OWB under just a t-shirt often. My wife doesn't even notice I'm carrying until she tries to hug me and her hand brushes it. It's too big for pocket carry, but if carried IWB it would be even that much easier to conceal. No problems concealing it at all. I've been very happy with the CW9. I carry 147 gr Federal HST's in it.