I have been carrying my Glock 17 for a few weeks now and I have decided I want something smaller to CC easier. I don't want to spend $500 on another pistol so looking for something a bit cheaper. If I can't stay under that price I will just get another glock. Wants Something smaller reliable good safety Nice plus light weight durable finish 10+ round mag I trust the 9mm to put someone on the ground no problem and with 17 rounds I know I have enough to stop 3-4 people if I had to(then it's do I have enough time). But if I going to pick up a new pistol maybe it's time to change to a diff caliber. I don't want to go smaller so that limits me to 40, 44, 45 and 357 right? My thoughts on each caliber are (in order I would pick them) 45 common round lots of power 357 I can target shoot with cheaper 38 (I think) most come in revolver. Good power 44 ammo a bit harder to to come by and prices little higher but still good power 40 is not a lot bigger then a 9mm so not for me 357 vs 44 is a toss up I don't know enough about them Revolver vs semi auto doesn't matter a lot. It depends on price in the long run. I like semi for the more rounds but if revolvers are cheaper I can deal with it. So point me to a few pistols that will work for me please. And if you can convince me on a caliber to help me narrow my choices.