We are only allowed one gun for carry, which happens to be a full size Colt Combat Target model.
Working in the shop its no problem as I carry in a belt holster on my strong side, being visible, cocked and locked its also a visible deterrent to would be thieves.
Off duty its another thing altogether. If the family goes out for a meal during our very hot summers for example, keeping the weapon concealed and instantly available is a nightmare. I've tried inside the pants, SOB and others, none of which really work.
I simply stick to my work holster and wear a jacket, not very comfortable during the height of summer, but I'd rather be uncomfortable then unarmed and vulnerable.
Recently a restaurant was hit in Cape Town by a dozen armed robbers who opened fire without warning or reason. The patrons hit the floor, one of which was wounded, one of the patrons armed with a little 38 Special snubbie returned fire hitting one of the attackers, who typically being cowards ran for their lives. Not ONE of the other patrons thanked him for saving their lives.
Adversus solem ne loquitor