I live in Miami, a place where you wear shorts and a t-shirt all the time. So I carry a Kahr PM40 most of the time, but when weather is cooler and clothing changes I will carry a full size .45. As far as smaller CCW options, as I said, I find the Kahr to be a good option. My take. Well built, solid weapon, chambered for a good stopping round. I use 155 gr HPs in mine, and find it to be a great way to carry in light clothing.