I like hand guns and I like shooting them. If I was richer I would have a lot more. It seems like there is no end to the small pistols and revolvers out there. I do believe if we are talking about a personal protection hand gun we reach a point where we can go to small and we sacrifice "power and combat accuracy" for ease of carry. But any gun is better then no gun. The new 9mm Solo from Kimber looks like a sweet little pistol as do some of the small size offering from Khar, Sig, S&W, Ruger, Glock, etc. As I said, a bunch to select from. I shoot my 1911 .45, the 9mm Browning Hi Power and 3" K Frame .357 the best. They all have good triggers, sights and fill the hand and balance well for me. My 70's made little Mod. 34 S&W .22 Kit Gun is hard to shoot well compared to a K Frame .22 and my little 2" S&W J Frame .38 Spl. requires a lot of effort from me if I move past 7 yards. I have a Glock 36 .45 that has surprised the heck out of me when I shoot it and I can hit the A Zone at speed at 7 yards and still hit at 25 yards and I expect the Glock 30SF I picked up is going to be as good or better. The dimensions of the Glock 36 do not measure out much bigger then the .38 Spl. J Frame yet there is a big difference in performance and power. So if you carry a gun for personal protection make sure it is up to the task. I don't waste much time debating between the 9mm and .45 as I believe a bunch of hand gun bullets in the right place is what works. For me it starts with my 3" .38 Spl. K Frame or 9mm Browning Hi Power and keeps on getting better from there up to the .45 1911 Govt. Mod.