Some guns are like comfort food...there are better choices to be sure, but some things just make you feel good. I live close to downtown with it's benefits and drawbacks. I walk the dog at night through residential alleys and off the sidewalks whenever possible because possums don't frequent the street-lighted and better traveled areas of my neighborhood. The dog has taken it upon himself to single...pawedly guard and protect his alley(s) from the ravages of possum nation. His service to the public well-being is legendary in his mind I'm sure. Which brings me to why, with so many pistols and calibers available in my safe, I carry the SP 101 in 357 more and more frequently on my late evening walks. My reasons for carry vary from meth heads, the homeless, to yards with 100 + lb. dogs with poorly maintained wooden fences. (barely containing their attempts to do us harm) Sure it is only 5 rounds, sure it is not the lightest gun or most concealable I have... but damn, it feels good on the hip or in my jacket pocket. At the range I will hold my own with it and all of that being said, it's stainless.