What a funny discussion this has turned into. I carry , depending upon circumstances:
Micro Desert Eagle
CZ-75 Compact, 9X19
In Winter, mostly the CZ's, summer mostly the PA-63. I always prefer a long barrel to a short barrel, for the ballistics advantage. When carrying the micro Desert Eagle, I load it with +P hardcast ammo to try overcome it's ballistic deficiencies. Life is a compromise ( unless maybe you live on a ranch in Wyoming, then a rifle would be nice).