It's all about 'trade-offs'. Either a heavy longer barreled .357 with 6 or 8 rounds which will do the job OR a more compact polymer GLOCK that is lighter weight but can carry more ammo.
I do like the idea of a G29 running hot .40 ammo. Never thought of that..good idea. Small gun, 15 rounds. (or .40 or 10MM). (Thanks Stix213)
Factory .40 is less expensive than 10MM anyday which makes a difference in how much practice you get. No use carrying anything you haven't mastered with lots of practice.
Trooper...actually the Colt Trooper you just sold was perfect except for the weight and size. Backpacking around the woods you want something light and effective that isn't apparent to people passing you on the trail.
May the Bridges I burn light the way.
Life Is Not About Waiting For The Storm To Pass - Its About Learning To Dance In The Rain.
Fewer people are killed with all rifles each year (323 in 2011) than with shotguns (356), hammers and clubs (496), and hands and feet (728).