Lots of discussion earlier in this thread explaining the scenario we are considering. You might want to read the whole thread. Short version: five medium-power shots in a short-barreled weapon with marginal sights, relatively high recoil, a heavy trigger pull and an excruciatingly slow reload time just might not be the best choice for self-defense, when better weapons exist. It isn't so hard to improve your armament if you will accept this. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!