Chaps, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Ruger firearms. Ruger makes a great handgun, always has and I believe they always will. I personally carry a Smith and Wesson M&P .45ACP. It's difficult to conceal a full-size .45, but I somehow manage to do it! I love the .45 caliber. I carried a 9mm as a police officer, but now it's a .40 S&W for a duty gun. My personal concealed carry handgun is a .45, but my duty gun is a .40.