I think your entire post (#337) is pretty darn insightful. The above excerpt in particular hits close to home for me, and I wonder if it might apply to many people who carry a firearm. Enjoying the hardware first and foremost, and seeing a practical application for it (self defense), makes it pretty natural to embrace concealed carry in one form or another. This could explain why most of us who CC own multiple handguns; many of us own far more than we could ever justify for self defense alone. This may be the most plausible explanation for a substantial number of gun owners who carry for SD. I suspect there aren't lots of folks who will admit it, but I will. This doesn't explain why C1 is the generally preferred mode of carry. Maybe its as simple as the firearms trainer explained in an earlier post: guns should be carried in the manner they were designed to be carried.