I have an interest in home defense and I've thought quite a bit about carrying in my car. How do other people feel about those topics? I bought a Taurus Judge, 3.5" barrel and have shot it at a local range. I'm confident that it's a good home defense weapon. I also have a Bersa.380 and I have shot it enough to understand how to operate it and use it. Of the two I prefer the Judge. I admit I feel more comfortable with a revolver than a magazine fed semi-automatic pistol. Most of me experience with firearms has been with black powder long arms and pistols.