i work in security and have for 12 years now, mostly armed posts. i never go anywhere without my little LCP. i keep a hollow point round in the chamber, and full metal jacket rounds in the magazine. i would highly recommend that all owners get the little magazine extension shaped like a hook, it really helps your grip. i have convinced all of my female relatives and friends to get one, and then i teach them how to shoot it. they are all good shots (center of center mass) at both 7 and 15 feet, and they will not hesitate to defend themselves by any means necessary. an excellent personal defense pistol.