I have slowly drifted away from the 42 and 23. I estimate that the I can carry this one pistol completely descreetly wearing whatever, going where ever (except through metal detectors). I pick out what I am going to wear that day, then I decide how I'm going to carry it. If I'm going to go walk Im wearing the 43 in a Smart Carry with a taran tactical +2 on the spare mag. If I'm going on a quick run to town, I throw it in my pocket in a Recluse two sided pocket holster. At work, it's in a smart carry. I'm sure my preferred method of carrying it will be very easy in the winter (crossbreed appendix). That holster also works well at 4 o' clock. I try to balance access and concealibilty according to the situation, and this pistol with these carry options, I believe it does everything well. There are better pistols for above the waist and for below the waist, but the 43 can do both. When the 43 is above my waist it always has the +1 taran tactical base plate. That little bit of extra length makes for a more confident draw (with my hand) than the 6 round flush mag. In my pocket (unless they are big pockets) and in the smart carry I use the 6 round mags. My hand closes into a smaller ball around the grip, which makes getting the 43 and my hand easier to get back out of the pocket or smartcarry. I feel like having one pistol I can wear anytime to be huge! And it just so happens an added benefit is that 9mm is cheaper. I got mine on April 13. It's the same serial number prefix as the one Hickok45 used for the auction, his was number 33? and mine is one of the first 50. I have had no malfunctions and I have not been bothered by the mag issue. The ghost edge connector brought mine down to the 5.5 pounds Glock says it is. I didn't get it tested before I changed the connector, but it was heavy. Detrimentally heavy after shooting my 23. I also put on truglo tfx sights. The 43 was worth the wait for me.