I have the P5 and P5C. I have shot my P5 a lot and it has been 100% reliable with a decent trigger. The grip is about the same size as the P1, so you might want to hold one to see if you like it. The gun is about the same size as a H&K P7 or Sig P225 with a slightly thicker grip. For a CCW gun, if the grip suits you, no reason not to carry it. The only minus to the gun is the price and availability of mags. You might also look at a P5 compact, but they are harder to find and more expensive.