Let me start of by saying that I absolutely believe there is a HUGE advantaged to carrying a full sized service pistol if you work in LE or basically any field that requires one to carry a gun for a living. With that being said, is there really that much of an advantage to carrying a full size 1911 or Glock 17 over something like a S&W shield or a little snubby 38 for 99% of the scenarios that a regular private citizen might encounter. That just seems like a whole lot of gun to carry everyday that probably isn't going to help you anymore unless you're a really unlucky person or a risk taker. I could think of so many other things to worry about before getting caught up in a shootout I find it odd that you'll have one guy debating if a little 32 mouse gun is enough or if they should step up to a 380 pocket pistol, while you'll have another guy debating if 1 extra 20 round mag for his XD is enough. For those that Cary a full size service pistol everyday, what type of situation do you see yourself possibly encountering that warrants being perpetually uncomfortable? I'm not against one packing a full size duty gun every day, I'm just curious.