In my M-95 Classic BHP Clone, I carry a mixed bag of 115 JHP's and 147 GN Federal, In my 1911A1 Rock Island, I carry a mixed bag of 230 Gn JHP and 185 JHP,s they never seem to fail, either the platform or the load!
I'm going with a Smith & Wesson M&P Compact 40 loaded with 180 grain Gold Dots being pushed along at 1050 fps.
When that's still too big I bring along a Beretta Tomcat 32. It's not much gun,,,,, but it sure beats harsh language.
That depends. Sometimes I carry a Para-Ordnance P14.45 filled with 14+1 rounds of Winchester 230 grain Ranger SXT JHP ammo. Other days, I carry a Taurus PT-92. That is usually loaded with 15+1 rounds of WInchester 127 grain Ranger SXT ammo.
Oh, and then sometimes I carry an EAA Witness 10mm, with 15+1 rounds of 165 grain Golden Sabre JHP ammo from http://www.reedsammo.com