I carried a 1911 full size for 8 years. Then I carried a Bersa Thunder 45 UC for 5 years. Carried a M&P 45 full size for over a year, then got tired of having to add layers of clothing in brutal heat to hide it. Switched to a Glock 26, and P-64 in my pocket. Have had the pocket gun for over 2 years, and will have it till I find a slim light pocket gun at below bargain basement price when I have the cash. Then I will change when it proves to be reliable.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.