I'll offer up the odd view; I personally think that for self defense, you're better off having a hand gun and only using that gun. If you want a bigger version of it for the home that's fine but really, I think the best possible real world way to be prepared for SD whether it's in the home or for carry is to pick a gun and stick with it. If you have another, make it the same manual of arms. No LEO's or military mix and match autos and revolvers. Of course that's not the best logic becasue we're not LEO's or military (at least not anymore :smile:).
I mean get the gun and love it but I think we over think our SD. I personally think a single type of gun that you practice with all the time and carry and put in the nightstand and have with you in the truck, etc. is the best possible preparation for the one in a million chance of ever having to actually use it. If I'm on a farm I'd add the long gun but for most of us, a good revolver or an auto, whatever we practice with. Personally I think the Auto is king becasue of the combination of accuracy, recoil, reload, and reliability.
We tend to repeat internet whit but the truth be told no modern fighting group uses revolvers becasue over all the reliable modern auto is far more advantageous.
Don't me wrong, I LOVE and carry revolvers, I'm just saying if we strip away our desires and a lot of the "over thinking", a simple reliable auto that without external controls and safeties is probably the best over all SD solution.
Yes, there will be exceptions, I'm just talking the big broad stroke of the brush here.
And yes I'm a hypocrate becasue I just like having guns, all kinds. When I was a kid I shot out the barrel on a red ryder BB gun. I got so good with that one gun I could shoot bumble bees flying through the air by point shooting. Got older and had one shotgun until I left home. I got so good with that one gun I almost never missed anything.
You get the point.
Anyway that's a great gun and a good price so get it but at home I'd want higher capacity.
Not that I've stirred the pot I'll go :)