Carry Handguns get beat up. They are by definition NOT safe queens. I have observed Handguns in Concealed Carry Handgun Classes that were stunning. I gently try to tell people that the really valuable Firearm they brought is just that. On the other hand, they do get beat up. Even if you do not fire it, the simple act of carrying will beat one up.
I prefer a pretty much disposable one for that duty.
It will go bang when I need it to and that is all that matters for such things.