This gun is so light in pocket and on belt that there is no reason not to carry. Out of my 12 carry guns, this is the one that is with me the most. Contrary to what you may have read, shooting mild .357 ammo, like Golden Sabers is very doable. May not be fun to shoot more than 10 but for self defense these rounds go to point of aim and followup is not much of a problem, if even necessary. :) Put some regular .38 spcl in it and it is a pussy cat.