I have carried a lot of different handguns. Let's see I have carried a full size 1911, a KelTec P11, Glock 26, LCP, S&W 642... the list goes on and on. I have appendix carried, pocket carried, carried at 4 o'clock, etc. My point is, I have taken a long road and tried a lot to find the perfect carry gun for ME. I have started carrying a Glock 43 in an Alien Gear holster. I also purchased a Sticky holster. For me (emphasis on 'me') it is the perfect size, while staying in a caliber that I feel comfortable enough in for self defense, 9mm. I really love my Glock 26, but it is spending more time in the safe now that it is warm and my 43 arrived. If you are considering a 43, I encourage you to do it. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck to all of you out there looking for YOUR perfect carry gun.