You see a lot of folks who insist on carrying a concealed Para P16-40 10mm conversion with 2 spare mags because "MURICA!" I've been through my Tim Taylor "More power" phase, but the longer I carry, the smaller and lighter my EDC has gotten. I just wonder if there is a correlation between the number of years carrying and the size of your pen... I mean, your gun. I'm sure that a thread like this has probably been posted before but rather than try to figure out what search terms to try, I just decided to start my own thread. Anyway, Please post what your first EDC was, how long you have been carrying, and what you carry now. Feel free to explain how you got from point A to point Z (or full circle back to point A again). I'll start. I started carrying about 15 years ago and bought into the hype of both the 1911 and the 45 ACP cartridge. I still love them both and have never sold a 1911 so I have a few, including the Para P16-10mm mentioned above. My first carry was a Kimber Compact Stainless (pre II). I carried it for a few years until I convinced myself that a 5 inch gun carried better because of the way the longer slide against my glutes forced the grip more tightly against my kidney, thus offering more comfortable and concealable carry. I graduated to a Caspian bobtail stainless in 10mm which I carried for a few years. I eventually became aware of all that weight and matured into a Glock 19 which, although was much lighter, had more capacity in a still acceptable cartridge. I carried the G19 until I discovered the Sig P365xl. I loved shooting it so much that I almost bought one until I read about all of the reliability issues that it has. While in that market, I found the G48. Thinner and lighter than the G19, and who really NEEDS more than 11 rounds? Although I do carry it with the SA15 mags. I sold the G19 in favor of the G48. Now that it's getting warmer, I have rotated a Ruger LC9S Pro into my daily routine. I love carrying this little jewel. I may keep carrying it through the winter next year. I hardly notice it. So there you have it, At about age 34, I thought that a 44oz. 10mm 1911 was the cat's meow. Now at age 49, I think very differently. How 'bout you?