I have carried this pistol for three years concealed, might look a little large for a concealed carry but I love it. I don't worry about keeping it super clean, I can take a mag out of my breifcase thats been in there for a year without any cover on it and it will fire every round without a hitch! The only time I had a stove pipe type jam was with some reload wad-cutters and that was once in three years. There is a reason everyone is copying this pistol with all the new composit frames coming out now, IT WORKS PERIOD!!