I carry C1 and that's what I recommend.
There are a lot of people out there who carry C3 and they do just fine.
Try not to take these things so personal. <---This is important.
C1 carriers are not irresponsible dolts (well most of us anyway) and C3 carriers aren't a bunch of nervous Nellies.
Get a grip.
And thanks to those of you who discussed this like grownups.