Sry, I know the title is weird but here is the situation. I really love my 40 sigma, but it is rather heavy when loaded for me to carry when I am just doing things like walking the dogs or esp when I am going to my car at night in the grocery store parking lot. I like to run with my younger dog on the beach late evening, so weight is really an issue as is price. I'm wanting to carry with a holster on the inside of my jeans like my SLED instructor had.
The snub's are nice, but have read a lot about the aim accuracy with them being an issue. I'm not sure if a 9mm would work well, or just be enough to make somebody mad?! I have not shot a 9mm before so really don't know what to expect or if it will do the job (I want it for safety, not to take somebody to raise if you catch my drift).
I'd love some advice on this since I am out a lot at night (not partying, it's just that the evenings is when I have down time to get out and about). I'm thinking of a price range of $300 but lower would of course be better (around $200 ideal if possible).
Like I said in my intro, I'm a bit new at this and would appreciate any and all advice.
Thank you very much.