Since we seem to want somenew threads, I'll jump in with some preaching to the choir on the wonderful Glock 27! For some reason I traded my first Glock 27 off back in the 90's. Got into IDPA and GSSF pretty heavily, and I wanted a flush magazine that actually holds it's advertised round count without using a hammer. A full 10 rounds was nice in my G26. Since falling away from competition pretty much, I've returned to the G27, which is supposed to hold 9 in a flush magazine. I load 8 for easier all around function. Not a big deal. Anyway, the Glock 27 is just about the the ideal package for a defensive handgun: ease of concealability, powerful round, plenty of firepower, and extreme reliability. Other qualities are the unbelievable accuracy of such a small gun, with the capability of using 13 or 15 round magazines for backup if desired. And unlike a J-frame Smith, which I own and highly respect, the G27 can double as an actual "combat" handgun. So, so easy to shoot accurately out to very serious distances. Oh, and did I mention the best part: it's a Glock. I'll include a pic of my favorite Glock and favorite carry gun. Sorry, it's not my favorite gun, however, because big Smiths and Colt SAA's are my favorite to haul out to the range and play with. That ugly little G27, though, is the one I bank my life on.