Yep. Above all I want something I can practice with ALOT and hit with every time.Is 5 shot enough? 5 shots of what? I carry my 5 shot 357 mag when I can't carry anything else due to size limitations in an NPE. I have been known to carry a 5 shot 44 magnum. Personally, after been in and around social engagements unless it is a 357 or 44 magnum loaded appropriately I want more ammo available. It is gonna be near impossible to reload a small revolver while in a physical scuffle. The most important aspect though is what can you do with the 5 shots.