I have a few guns and this one by far is my favorite. The .327 has almost no kick (so it's great for anyone) and it still packs the impact power of a .357 round (some will argue this, but I've tested it). Very accurate, I shot shotgun shells from 20 yards away with one hand and hit them with every shot. I use the GP100 for conceal, target, and home defense (wife can shoot it no problem). If you want a smaller frame, go with the sp101, either one will do you well, I'm just a very big believer in this round and wanted to pass it along.