It seems to me that many people who carry a handgun (me included, for sure) have bounced back and forth, regarding make, model, caliber, design, etc. We (or at least some of us) change our thought process, or are driven by influences ranging from the newest thing, or talk at the range, what we read in magazines, etc. in this quest. We end up spending a lot of $ on guns, accessories like holsters and magazines, ammo, and so on- only to change our minds and move into another direction. Over the years, I have carried compact 1911's, a Sig 228, 5 shot wheel guns, Glock 19, 26, and 43, Ruger LC9, various DA 380's like a PPK, a P7M8, and some that I can't remember now. We end up trading or selling that last perfect gun (usually at a loss) in order to get that next perfect gun. Sometimes we end up running around in circles. As for me, I'm about sick of this. I have been carrying the S&W shield 9 for about 2 years now. My second one- I stupidly sold the first when the Glock 43 came out, only to realize I liked the shield better, so I got another. Other calibers and models of the shield have been released. I've handled them, and I acknowledge the incremental improvements. Still, the older model is fine. Its "good enough"- reliable, accurate, concealable. I think I'm done chasing down "perfect". It pains me to think of how much $ and effort I have dumped over the years in this endeavor. Some of those guns were really expensive, and now I am carrying a pretty darn good gun that PSA has on sale for $250. Does anyone else feel the same? And I'm not just glorifying the shield or any other specific handgun.