I have a S&W model 642 Lady Smith 5 shot .38 lightweight that is perfect for anytime carry. Hell, sometimes I shove it in my front pocket and go.
"Tolerance is the Virtue of a man without Convictions" G. K. Chesterton
Considering the fact that the victim is the first one at the scene of a violent crime, I believe all law abiding citizens should be armed.
"Fast is fine, Accurate is final." - Wyatt Earp