I'm planning to buy a S&W M&P 22LR pistol. Using hollow points for defensive loads. I know the 22 is not considered a defense weapon and has been called not a "real gun"...but why would it not be a good weapon for home defense? I would think it would depend on what the owner is comfortable with, as some may be fine with shooting 40's and 45's, but others can shoot better with a lighter load. I was looking at it this way. If I can put 8 of 10 rounds in a tight group from 20-25' away, not jerk from the recoil, and control my weapon better, I would think that would be what counts. Not to mention the cost of practicing is much lower. Thoughts?