I carried an HK USP compact 9mm for 10 years on a 5'3" 125# frame. Basically, that means I wore it OWB under a jacket when weather allowed, and either in a fanny pack (when they were "fashionable" and I lived in a tourist town), or purse-carried it when the weather was hot or the clothes made hiding it impossible. I always carried the HK with the extension on the magazine, because the grip was just more comfortable with that extra length, and I was more accurate with it than without it.
Now I have a full size S&W M&P 9mm for under the big bulky coat in winter, or open carried on my own property (it's a farm, no one cares), and a little bitty (not really) M&P compact for putting in the purse, or hiding under less jacket.
I despise revolvers. I hate the grips. And I've jammed up an S&W 686 to the point it took tools to fix it - any trouble I've ever had with my semi-autos has been cleared with tap, rack, bang. YMMV.
"Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear." Paulo Coelho
"Oh bother," said Pooh, as he chambered another round.