I primarily have three guns that I use for concealed carry: - Ruger LCp when I'm just running out to the store. Small town. No big crime concernes. - S&W 442 five shot DAO 'J' frame when I'm out and about during the day. - Springfield Micro Compact 1911 in .45 with CT laser grips for when I travel or if I want something a bit more powerful and more flexible than the 442. But like most 1911s, it's thicker than most guns. Normally I have felt fine with these. But now with all the riots going on I wanted to get something of medium power, easy to carry, better capacity than the 442, easy to reload, good easy to see sights. Settled on a sub-compact in 9mm. Looked at all of the possible candidates, with the constraint of what was actually available. Finally got it down to 2 choices. S&W Shield 1.0 in the basic configuration; A Sig 938 with white 3 dot sights. Sportsman's Warehouse had the base Shield 1.0 for $399. Went to the Vancouver (WA) store because the website said they has some. Nope. . . All sold out. Went to the Kelso store and the salesman said "I think we are sold out but let me check in back" Five minutes later he comes out with a box covered in a 1/4 inch of dust. It's a Shield 1.0 and says he found it behind a bunch of other guns way in the back. He opens the box and it is the base model that I wanted. so I said "I'll take it." He scans it into the computer systems and stop. Then says "This one must have been back there for a long time. - It's coming up at $299". I think I broke the sound barrier getting my debit card out of my wallet. So now I have to wait the 2-3 weeks while my background check goes through (Thank you a-holes in Seattle). But I lucked out and got a decent gun for a great price. Ordered 3 extra 8 round mags and a leather OWB holster with mag slot from Urban Carry. The mags and holster will get here before my new pistol. :-( I'll keep the LCP handy for when I'm just running out to the store or when I need something small to carry, and the Shield will replace the 442 and the Micro 45 for regular carry as it combines the best of both into one gun. My full size Kimber with a CT laser grip is my "house gun". I have carried it a couple time but it's more suited for home duty. I looked at some of the other micro 9s, but liked how I could get a solid 3 finger grip on the Shield. I felt very good to hold. The 2.0 on the other hand felt like I was holding a gun wrapped in 24 grit sandpaper. (just my opinion). I'll post pics of the gun and holster once I have everything!