Roiku, Iam in similar situation. I rarely carry due to my employers policies. But I wanted the ability, and plus my daughter needed it. So I did it with her.
I have went from full size to compact to single stack? Not a fan of the single stack / sub Compact. But I have bought 2, as well as a CZ Compact. None have been bad weapons, but some either didn't feel right or I wouldn't want to leave in my vehicle.
I would love to find a beat up piece of crap Glock 19 ($350 range) I could Velcro under my truck seat and forget. Lol