Considering upgrading my pocket gun
I recently changed my carry gun from a Glock 26 (Which I still love and will never get rid of) to a M&P45C. Simply put, I wanted a .45. Call it what you will but I just wanted something that made larger holes then my 9mm. Maybe it's a false sense of security but I do have more faith that the .45 will put down a threat more reliably then the 9mm and that makes me feel better.
About 8 months ago I purchased a Ruger LCP. It is my maxpedition/pocket carry gun. It gets carried back and fourth to work and that's its main purpose. To fill in when I can't carry one of my larger guns. It works well in that role. It is very small and light and flat. I have however never been a big fan of .380 and since I just upgraded my EDC because I didn't have much faith in 9mm it stands to reason I have even less faith in .380. And since .380 and .38 are pretty close ballisticly that leads me to .357. Funny thing, didn't some company just bring out a "pocket" .357?? :)
So first the down side. 5 shots as opposed to 7. Much slower to reload. A good deal heavier (12 ounces vs 19). .357 in a gun that light is going to be about as much fun as a root canal. On to the up side.... Um.... Its a .357! IN YOUR POCKET BABY!!
All joking aside 5 rounds of .357 is a LOT of fire power for a pocket gun and that's really why I am considering making this change. Am I crazy? What do you think? I value your opinions.