Guns are tools, like tools they all have a purpose and place. Compacts are made for carrying on a daily basis, most modern Compacts have a higher capacity than alot of Full size options from the early 20th century (1911, P38, P08,etc). I carry a Smith and Wesson MP9c which is a compact service pistol. With a 12+1 capacity it’s double what I would get with a Revolver or even Sub Compact options like the LCP and Older shield models. However when it comes to home defense, or bugging out you’ll want the full size.