Well I am still waiting for my ccw.. Should be here a few days till it gets processed. I am 6'3" 225 pounds so a small gun didn't feel right for my first gun. I shot several pistols glock g22 , g19 , g20, kimber 1911( very nice but too much at this time for me ) , and several s&w but settled for the g17. I want to get the mechanics down before I carry concealed with a smaller gun obviouslyG17? That is a big gun. Are you planning to carry concealed?