I think an EDC must be simple. It must be easy to carry. And it must be dependable. I prefer a DAO for social work. It must be lightweight. And it must be point and shoot simple. My choices are the Ruger LCR and the KAHR, either the C or P series. They are lightweight, easy to operate, and if you can operate one, you can operate the other, the only appreciable difference being how they load. The only controls other than the trigger is the cylinder release on the Ruger and tha slide catch and magazine release on the KAHR. I will take mine in 38 Special and 45 acp please.