As a full time law enforcement officer, having a back up weapon is nice to have and necessary these days. I have carried this gun for over seven years. Small and light weight, you can barely tell its on your person. Its the perfect no frills save your life piece of equipment. I also carry it off duty. Strapped up in an ankle rig it goes everywhere. This is not a long range weapon. Its made for close encounters.. Im glad I have it. Plus a .38+P round packs a nice wallop.