I carry my S9 as my primary defence piece. It conceals OK in a OWB holster under a sport shirt. Whatever litle bulge may show is easily attributable to a cell phone. It sorta conceals in a cargo pocket in my camo shorts, as in I have done it but prefer a .38 snubbie for that application. I paid $350 for it at the Amarillo Gun Show in Spring '05- LNIB with 3 magazines in the priginal case. It's a sweet piece and I can recommend it without reservation. Functioning has been flawless from the 1st round (4-500 rds fired). You will be glad you got one long after you quit thinking what you paid for it. Anyhow, it's lots cheaper than a Glock and not ugly as a mud fence.