re: Defense Pistol Opinion Needed
As a competitive Bullseye shooter, I am very familiar and comfortable with the 1911-A1 framed pistol in my hand, yet for some reason I don't feel comfortable carrying cocked and locked with a round chambered in the typical single action 1911-A1.
Enter the Para-Ordnance LDA CCO Model
single stack .45ACP which is now my carry gun:
It has that 1911-A1 feel, is relatively compact with it's 3.5" barrel, has the bobbed hammer and beavertail, no other clothing snags, and the light double action (LDA) trigger is unbelievable until you've tried it. It is the lightest double action trigger I've ever experienced. In any potential stressful defense situation I want as little unfamiliarity with a handgun as I can get and the Para Carry CCO provides me with that.
Here are the specs if you wish to seriously consider it ... PARA CARRY CCO.
With the exception of the summer months, it conceals quite easily due to its more compact size. In the summer, I mostly use a high-riding Fobus holster, under a somewhat loose-fitting, front-buttoned, short-sleeve shirt with the tail out over the belt.
Good luck with your decision.