I haven't so much "bounced back and forth" as I have "progressed to smaller and lighter." There was also the issue of moving towards identical controls on all carry pistols. I've been carrying for about 10 years now. On the semiauto side,I went 1911->G19->Shield. I can't see myself carrying a .380, or wanting anything smaller than the Shield. Sure, they're easier to carry, but the Shield is so darned easy to carry that I don't see a whole lot of advantage to going smaller. If I need something for pocket carry, I've got an LCR that carries very well. I must admit, though, that I celebrated "Full Size Friday" last week by carrying that 1911, and it felt good!