Beretta PX4sc, Kahr PM9 then a Ruger LCP.
1911 variant - any manufacture
Smith & Wesson
Beretta PX4 SC 9 mm is one of my favorites. Beretta 84 FS .380 is my second choice.
I carry A FNP-40 in cold weather and a Kel-Tec PF-9 in hot weather.I voted Kel-Tec because I can carry it anytime.
i carry a xd9sc in a crossbreed supertuck! i highly recommend the gun and the holster. this little gun is the most accurate subcompact ive ever shot and the recoil is easily managed and its concealability is superb! that is for me! each individual is different but this is my 2 cents. good luck!
I carry a High Standard 22 mag two shot Der. in my right rear pocket in a leather holster. The Cheeta 380 is close at hand.
In this epoch of my life I've taken to carrying a full-size semi-auto for personal defense. Nevertheless, if it's a compact you seek, may I suggest the Springfield XD Compact in 9mm or .40 S&W, The Glock 19 in 9mm or 23 in .40, The Sig P-239 in .357 Sig, or the HK P2000 series, depending on your budget. These are all excellent, compact, defensive firearms I'd trust my life with.
After going through a variety of small pocket carry guns, Colt, Kahr, S&W, etc. I finally settled on the smallest 9mm out there with a 10 shot mag, the Kel-Tech P11. I carry mine 90% of the time. Once and awhile when the weather allows for wearing a jacket, I'll carry a S&W 9mm Lady Smith.
In the cooler months I carry a Sig 220SAS/DAK in a Belt Holster. When it gets warmer I carry a Keltec P11 in a pocket holster. I use the 12 round mag in the Keltec. P3AT stays in the other pocket year round.
H&K USPc 9mm for me.
Kel Tec P-3AT 380...
Living in Florida it is usually to hot to wear the cloths to conceal my XD40 compact or even my Colt Defender 45 so when I can not carry these I go to my Colt Gov. Model .380. That is the great thing about guns, the wife has different shoes for different outfits and I have different guns for different outfits and weather conditions.
I need to change my answer. My Sig P229 SAS G2 has now officially replaced the XD9SC.
No HK? USPc 40 for me.
Though I may look at getting a pocket gun now that spring is finally... umm... springing.
Glock-- draw, aim, squeeze the trigger, bang.... thud
G27 all the way...
Charter Off Duty.
Its small and light, so I carry it during the spring and summer almost exclusively, and its also the gun I grab when I need to make a quick trip the the store. No need to strap on a belt holster...I just toss it in my pocket holster and Im good to go.
Usually carry a H&K P2000sk, 9mm in a IWB Fist. When colder or I'm in the mood for lugging a little extra weight it's a SIG 229R, 9mm IWB Comp-Tac Infidel.