Okay, here are some things I have learned about carrying concealed over the years. 1. Smaller is better, yeah, I know some gunstore commando says if you're not packing a steel frame 1911, you're unarmed. A small, handy "always" gun in .32 beats a .44 Magnum at home. 2. A good belt is mandatory. Forget the gopher skin designer thing from the boutique, get a heavy leather belt or a lined belt from a holster company to hold that extra pound or so in place. 3. Spend a couple more dollars to get a holster from a reputable maker. They will last far longer and be more comfortable. Also, if you want to try out a holster, ask around. We all wind up with "the box of holsters" so be warned. 4. Inside the waistband is the best for concealment, but is the least comfortable. A belt holster is the most comfortable, but you have to have a longer covering garment. Pocket carry is easy, but use a dedicated pocket holster to break up the outline, pleats are your friends here. And nothing else goes in that pocket. 5. Don't cheap out. Make sure your carry gun runs 100% with your carry ammo.