I've wanted one of these for a VERY long time. I traded a couple of other guns to get this today: Colt Government Model .380 Mark IV Series 80 This gun is made almost the smae way the 1911 line is made (just doesnt have the Rear Squeezer Safety) These guns arent "cheap" but as soon as held it I knew I had to have it. Lately when I've been carrying it's either been my Colt Officers Model .45, Taurus .38 snubnose or a NAA .22. I think this would be the gun that I carry. I will continue to take my Colt .45 w/ me fishing becasue if I need the firepower it wil pack the punch, not to mention I dont have much $ in that gun, even thought it's worth more than my others.