If work attire is not an issue as is the situation for me currently in the cold off-season. I'll pick my .45 Shield all day long. It weighs very little, is small enough that I don't find it uncomfortable, and this time of year I wear my stretchy Old Navy jeans so I don't have to worry about it digging into my hip/back like I do when I am wearing my more robust work jeans in the summer. The caliber isn't what does it for me over the comfort of the gun so that I will actually carry it. I wouldn't really care if it were 40 or 9mm or even a .380. It's slim and I shoot it well. I kinda forgot I had it tucked in the back of my jeans in my foxx holster. I've got it loaded 6+1 and have an 8 round magazine hanging out in my coat pocket to offset the weight of my cell phone in the other. When the work weather hits, it's tucked in polo and jeans. I pretty much have to go with something that fits in my back jeans pocket that is not only invisible to customers but I can sit on for at least a half an hour as I go over a proposal. That's a .380. I have no qualms with the .380. The ones I carry I shoot well and have been reliable. I don't mind the .22 magnum either, for that matter if I am down to needing to carry in gym shorts. My work is generally done in nicer parts of town, but I don't fear going anywhere with "just" a .380 on my person. Civil Unrest does not equal Zombie Apocalypse. If for some reason I found myself in such a situation, I doubt I'd be the target and worrying about having enough firepower to "solve" the situation is borderline psychotic, IMHO. Then again, I don't live in a major metropolitan area and any protests have been 100% peaceful here. But I digress. Bottom line: I got 99 problems and a extremely unlikely hypothetical isn't one of them. I have really streamlined my carry philosophy this year: Slim single stack when I can (the Shield .45). Pocket .380 when I can't. (Most of the year about 14 hours a day due to work hustle) .357 revolver goes in the bag for travel or on my hip when I go out into the woods. (.357 gives me warm and fuzzies over pretty much every other round and is pretty good medicine for anything I am bound to stumble across.) I'm kinda done overthinking things and talking in circles as to what I carry and why. Goes on my belt or pocket, I go on with my life. I do practice (when ammo is available) so that I am a decent shot, but I'm kinda over crunching numbers over calibers.