Nothing wrong with a 5 shot snubbie, as long as you practice with it. That being said, since I bought a Springfield XD SubCompact 9 mm, I normally have it handy. Considering it's about the same size as a snubbie but, has a 13 + 1 capacity, or a 16 + 1 if you choose, what's not to like? Plus, I'm much more accurate with the XD than I am with a snubnose. ( I replaced the trigger with a PowderRiver Precision Trigger, as I have with all of my XD's.) Still, nothing beats a good 1911!