I'm thinking of buying a third gun. I never in a million years thought I'd actually be thinking of buying another, since I have bought two over the past three years. I did my research carefully and like the two I have, but now I have learned more and wonder if a third is really a good idea. Here's the deal: I first bought a Stoeger Cougar because I secretly wanted a Beretta and for the money could see no good reason by this one wasn't a great buy. I was right. The Cougar (.40 caliber) is a smooth shooting gun with very little snap or "felt recoil". I shoot pretty well with it and am happy with the purchase. Then because I thought it was pretty neat, I bought a Steyr C-A1 in .40 caliber. My chief hesitation in this one was that it is made of old Coke bottles and is striker fired. What I have found is that it is a smooth shooting gun and due to its bore axis is as muzzle-flip/recoil free as the Cougar. After the Cougar I thought the Steyr would be a perfect gun for all my carry needs. Here in Maine we are a completely "open carry" state, plus I have a license to carry concealed anyway. But the Cougar is a Beretta and Beretta doesn't feel the need to make pistols that are particularly narrow, so it's pretty BIG to carry. After a goodly search I located two leather retention belt holsters for each and they carry well beneath sweaters, sweatshirts or winter coats. The rub is beneath summer t-shirts they will be obvious. What I have decided I want to buy is a small framed, single stack pistol that I can carry during the summer beneath a summer t-shirt. I wear outside the waist band and will be carrying in a leather holster with thumb break. It appears the choice will be between a Walther PPK or Bersa Thunder. My preference is NOT for a polymer framed gun (as much as anything else, because I think they're really ugly!). I think my specific needs are limiting me to .380 caliber which is sufficient for what my intended purpose is, which is purely defensive. I really like the idea of a Beretta Cheetah, but think it will be too big; I've thought about something vintage also, but the only really appealing guns so far over all, are the metal framed Walther or Bersa. Naturally, the Bersa Thunder .380 wins on a dollars only basis, but I've wanted a Walther since...well, since James Bond got his! It's a struggle justifying the cost. Any encouraging or disparaging comments are welcome. Oh, yeah, and for the record, I've shot both the Bersa and the Walther and they shoot very well for what I think my purpose is.