Originally Posted by AIKIJUTSU
People with back problems, ladies who have problems concealing big guns can use lightweight (and therefore relatively small) guns for concealed carry. Better than being unarmed.
Personally I've carried everything from a NAA .32 ACP "tiny gun" up to an S&W 629 "giant gun" and everything in between to include 1911's, Sigs, and XD's.
Five years ago I came to the conclusion after 17 years of EDC that 9 mm was the smallest round I was comfortable trusting for defense and that mouse guns were simply too small for "me" to get a proper shooting grip on.
All of this led me to a Kahr PM 9 and it's been my EDC ever since. I do occasional strap on my 4" Kimber but I I'm being honest, it's more for nostalgia than comfort.
I think there is a progression that most EDC men go through over the years beginning with thier ideal "fighting" hand gun, size and weight be damned... but a decade or two into this daily routine causes many of us to gradually accept less and less performance in pursuit of comfort.
That's certainly been my experience but in no way do I question anyone elses choice of EDC gun. If you can carry a full size 1911, G17, USP, or 226, God Bless and more power too you!