I purchased a Walther P99c QA back in OCT. 04. I love the pistol dearly for it is my first personal weapon. While home on leave from Afghanistan I put approx. 1300 rounds through the little pistol in less than two weeks. Mostly 115 gr. FMJ's, some JHP's, and some Hydroshocks. All shot superbly and had no problems dealing with the gangs of left-over Holloween pumpkins that were still loitering after the holiday. My question about the pistol is this. First off let me say that I am familiar with the action of my quick action pistol. I however could use some insight on the practical application of my QA pistol in the concealed carry role. To have one "in the pipe" and cocked does not seem safe at all with the absence of passive safeties. This being said. With a round in the chamber and decocked, to have to rack the slide even 3/8th's of an inch in the heat of a defensive battle does'nt seem too safe to me. It seems there is no way to carry this pistol "ready to go" in a safe mannor. Could someone please provide some insight to me about a practical application of this pistol I love so much. In the concealed carry role or otherwise.