Mine has just left Tennessee and is heading to Georgia for me to pick up.....I got the .45 auto....was leaning towards the 9mm because of the magazine capacity but didn't basically want another .38, so I went with the 45, figured 2 10 round mags and maybe buying a third one later on will be enough in any self defense situation, now If I was a thug and wanted to just spray bullets from a moving car I would have gone for the 9mm...LOL... I figure if 10 rounds cant stop a threat my *** best beat feet as fast as I can.....LOL....anyway all jokes aside....I don't think it will be bad to carry......summer just buy some of them T-Shirts that are longer ya know the ones they advertise to cover plumbers crack...LOL...I sport my SP-101 4" barrel right now on my side and my shirts cover it fine...they both weigh about the same....in my state I can open carry and that's usually what I do unless in Wal Marts I will cover it with my shirt.....Once I pick it up tomorrow or Wednesday I can post some pictures of how it looks...tell me how you would like to carry yours and I will do the same and get ya a picture...the gun feels and looks good....haven't shot it yet but I am happy with my purchase....certain cases I will carry both but for the most I plan on carrying the 45 and let the wife carry the 357 on her side.....wish all states would go open carry....of getting the American pistol in 45 for my concealed carry, replacing my Taurus Curve. Haven't made a final decision yet. Any suggestions?
I already own a 45. I have a 1911. Taylor's compact. I have put a lot of rounds through it at the range. So I am not unfamiliar with the 45.WHile my CCW is a .45acp, I would encourage you to make sure you've fired a .45acp before you buy one.
I think you'll find the difference in recoil from your 9mm to be significant and not to be taken lightly. You may find it more than you're willing to take on as far as a change goes.