I put this in another post today. Maybe you can add this to number 8. You can't go wrong with an HK. I carry a full size USP .40. I mostly open carry while hunting. The compact USP .40 is what I recommend for cc. You have various carry options, a safety/decocker, polymer frame, nice sights, nice trigger pull in DA and SA, an excellent spring (like shooting a 9mm), premium material and famous German Engineering. Ok, I am biased, but honest. The 2000s are also excellent, but has less features for an easier carry. Cops over here use both.