I have a number of handguns that I have carried openly and concealed. I lean more toward full sized, rather than the compact, semi automatics. I love my Sig P226 .40, but for concealed carry, it is just a bit big (hard to conceal). Right now I have been carrying a customized Springfield Champion 1911. The Champion model has a 4\" barrel which is not bad, but I am considering a smaller, more compact .40 or .45 for everyday wear. I expect that I will opt for another 1911 because of it\'s \"flatness\" and ease of disappearing under a tucked in shirt.