I have a medium sized 9mm (12 + 1 capacity) and this S&W .38 snubby as my two daily carry guns (one or the orher, not both at the same time!) I like everything about the J-frame Smith except the ammo capacity. 5 rounds is just "adequate" for one adversary, I think. What if I am threatened by 2, or 3? So, I've long been thinking about a slim, stubby-gripped 9mm that holds more rounds. Today I saw this. Springfield XD9s, the slim 9mm with a single stack mag. (8 + 1 ) capacity. It feels great in my hand. Flat-base mags would make it even more concealable, but the one shown with the pinky extension base is what it takes to get all my fat fingers on the gun. (Although my .38 wears "boot grip" type stocks that aren't long enough to place my pinky finger on, either, and with practice I can still shoot fast and reasonably accurately.) BONUS FACTOR: This XD slim is a used gun, can be had for only $419, and COMES WITH A LASER! A Crimson Trace laser unit that has the momentary-contact switch in just the right place. (My S&W snubby also has laser grips, with the same button location). What do y'all think? Should I upgrade? I do need the new gun to be small enough for pocket carry. I do that a lot in the summer.