Uhh no!!!! You should never use FMJ or ball in a SD weapon. You want a round that is going to penatrate and stop. Say your at a gas station. you shoot bad guy, and bullet kills bad guy, but passes through and hits little susie standing in front of the slurpee machine. You are justified in killing bad guy, your not going to jail, but little susies parents are going to sue you out of existence. They will win too. You are responsible for callateral damage. You do not want to take that chance. What is a bullet worth???? Possibly millions of dollars. the chance of this scenario might be slim, but it is on hell of a gamble just to save a few dollars on ammo.The thing is about 45cal is that FMJ becomes a SD round.
Size and weight become the big factors here. It is harder to conceal a full frame pistol, without "printing".Weight is a big deal. Carrying concealed will wear you out. Lightweight is the way to go.Just curious... Why haven't I heard any Hi-Point suggestions? Are Hi-Points not prime material for CCW since they're bigger than they have to be due to the direct-blowback system?