1: My daily carry is a full sized 1911. I love it, and it's comfortable, but it also limits the pants I wear to heavy jeans. Come summertime, I'd like to have something that won't pull my shorts down 2: Price. As much fun as it is, going through boxes of .45 at the range is starting to break the bank. After the ammo hoarding dies down, I'd wager that a few boxes of 9mm will run about the same as 1 box of .45. During my browsing, I came across the Kahr CM9, and it climbed to the top of my choice list so far. If anyone has any comments or experiences with it, or suggestions for a different carry piece, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!