I've had my SAS for over 6 months and I LOVE IT! Are there smaller, slimmer, lighter guns for carry purposes? Yes. Before the Sig, I had a Ruger LC9; it had a single-stack 7 round mag, and was so light I'd literally forget I was wearing it. However, while it wasn't bad, or hard, to shot, it wasn't really fun either (for me anyway). The P229 is so smooth, easy, and accurate. My last time at the range, I was double-tapping steel silhouettes at 25 yds strong-hand only, with my left arm in an immobilizer. It fits my hand really well, has a nice balance with a full mag, and I consider it "solid", not heavy. I've tried a few different holsters, and I've ended up carrying in a Atkins-style holster at 3:00 position. It covers easily under a light jacket or open shirt (in the photo, the shirt needs ironing, the gun isn't pushing it out). Oh, and if you don't know already, GET A GOOD GUN BELT. Better to have a great belt and an average holster than the other way around.