back to the nicely put o.p.: i follow the first rule of gunfighters, always have a gun, and its corollary, be sure you know how to hit with it. i no longer have a family to shepherd, i stay away from large social gatherings, make few nighttime ventures, and live a happy quiet life. thankfully i can afford whatever i need. i most often ccw a naa mini 22lr and/or a 38sp snubbie loaded with wadcutters and a pachmayr grip, and even a ruger lcr 22lr or sr22, or a bond arms derringer 410/45lc while interstate driving. i’m going to try a taurus spectrum 380acp as a ccw if i’m happy after sufficient practice. i have tried other 380acp. i cannot make anything heavier work for me. more power to those of you who can make 9mm and 45acp work for you.