I purchased my very first firearm(SA XD9 4") and LOVE IT!! However I have noticed wearing it just around the house loaded does pull my pants down a bit. I will be getting my c.h.l. here in Oregon soon, so I can carry easier, as well as a basic firearm training course of some kind(orders from the wife, and understandable). So my question is this, What other options do people use for cc during the warmer parts of the year. I am sure with some trial and error that my current firearm will be concealable during some of our colder cooler months, but during the summer is can get a bit on the muggy side. I have a buddy who has a Ruger LC9 that I will be able to practice with/get the feel for. I also have on the list a XD9 sub-compact. I figure with the smaller xd everything I practice on my full size model I currently have will transfer right straight over and I will not have that much of a "learning" curve with it. However I know that there are other options out there as well(like ket-tec and kahr) I have looked a little bit. I can currently get the sub-compact XD9 for $399 at a LGS. I will consider options costing more then the XD9 sub-compact as you never know what might work this. However I do have to say for the x dollar increase the firearm is going to need some feature/option that shines better as of right now over the xd9-sc. However I am not the average size guy. I am 6'9" 290lbs. If you have watch Hickok at all he is up there near me in height and has the same issue with smaller firearms due to long arms(thank goodness for adjustable stocks) and bigger then average hands. I am not sure what else is out there that might work for myself, as even Hickok had some trouble with the kel-tec getting this trigger finger squeezed between the trigger and the trigger guard I think. If I missed some important detail, I do apologize now as I am new to this hobby and luckly have a wife who has been in this hobby far longer(grew up with guns around, I did not. Long story.) And is surportive of my learning this stuff.