Hi power is a great option. I have carried it, but it doesn't carry like my glock 17 though. Mine has adjustable sights that sit high on the slide that I hate, but you probably can get them without. Also pre-ban normal capacity mags are readily available and cheap, unlike the glock. The bad part is you're going to pay 700-900 for the gun. Oh and one more thing, I haven't gotten used to carrying condition 1 even though its no different than carrying a glock with a round chambered. It just feels strange.