Tightwad You can't make a common sense adult choice maybe you should not carry . The problem is yours so figure it out . I've carried a 40sw as my EDC for 29 years and only carry a double stack do to several hand surgery's and have continued loss of some grip strength but I also been know to carry a 9mm or a 45 in single stacks even pocket pistols at work . There may be a day I weil want to carry a handgun with dot optics too so I have a nice slightly smaller optic ready 9mm for when I get older and my vision is worse !! Make a choice , its not ours to make for you .