The BUG-on-the-ankle options are now my grandfather's old vest pocket Colt .25 and an 80's vintage Beretta Bobcat .22 until my LCP is returned. They are safe-dwellers. I don't remember ever firing more than a mag or two from either weapon but I am comfortable with their workings. Both have been checked and greenlighted by my gunsmith.
I have seen many debates on the relative merits of these calibers on the 'net, but I am still indecisive. I'm new here and I did spend some time searching this 'site and saw some discussion of the Bobcat and other small calibers/models. If this has been debated here to death then I missed it and feel free to direct me.
Assuming both of these firearms perform, which would you choose? To me, its more of a caliber choice than a Colt/Beretta decision. This is an academic debate maybe, but also a real-world decision for me. Your opinions would be valued.