Unfortunately here in Texas if you qualify with a revolver that is the only thing you can carry. Yes I took my class with a tupperware piece but it was a Walther P99AS. And of course there are revolvers and one 1911 in my carry stable.
"If you’d like, after the game I’ll take you outside and teach you how to shoot close enough to a raccoon that it craps itself." ( Dr. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory)