I bought a taurus pt145 (.45) for that reason. It's only a tad larger than the taurus 9mm. 10+1 of .45 in a smaller package... cool beans!!!
Ha! I hear that! Nice responce... imagine luggin' that thing around....Listen folks, big bore is the way to go!
It's been proven that the underpowered 44mag, 357mag, 45acp, 9mm, 40 S&W, and any of the other rounds lack the knockdown power that one needs... the .50BMG pistol pictured above is the one and only pistol that can take down any attacker (or PMS'ing Polar/Grizzly bears on PCP) with one shot. It's the only gun anyone should feel safe in carrying, and with the IPL (inside pants leg) holster, It's easilty concealable with oversized pants. Noone should trust their life to anything weighing less than 290 grains, case in point: It's THE self defense caliber.