Just a thing to think about with a small frame 45 is the recoil is much more noticeable then a full size 45. I love my 1911 and would conceal carry if I could but its too big. I can put two in just about the same hole with follow up shots in under 2 secs with a full size. With a compact I can't even come close. I chose a sig p938 for my carry gun. But that's me and every one is diff.