You can’t like guns and not like watching Hickok45 videos on YouTube . Here’s his Chapter 2 video on the M&P Shield, my favorite EDC 9mm pistol.
Full disclosure: It’s my normal practice to carry a .40 or .45 as my EDC. But I find myself carrying my Shield more and more running my errands around town. If I leave town to go to Arlington, Fort Worth or Dallas my normal carry is a Ruger SR40c or a S&W 1911 SCe series .45 ACP caliber pistol.
I usually carry a Sig P238 .380 as a backup but I’m considering switching to the Shield, which fits in many cargo pants pockets comfortably. I’m waiting for a pocket carry holster from Alabama Holster Company, which Hickok45 recommends. Unfortunately, it takes 6-8 weeks to fill most orders.