I carry a S&W 340 M&P loaded with .357 DPX. It took a while to work up to .357's. But now I kind of like shooting them.
I have CT 405's on it and wouldn't carry a J-frame without them. They make hitting (especially quickly) much more likely. I still practice some at each session with the laser turned off.
I carry it at 3:30. Some say a J-frame is an excellent "pocket" pistol. I beg to differ. I find it a little large for that.
I prefer a revolver for a lot of reasons. I like the little 5-shot. But I decided to get another gun to carry as a BUG instead of a reload because of the 5 shot issue.
I figured that I could kill two birds with one stone by getting a true pocket gun - and ordered an LCP. I'm still waiting on it. But hopefully - very soon. In the mean time I'm gathering information on it for holsters, ammo, accessories and all the rest - I'll be ready.
I don't mind an automatic because it's just my back up. Size is very important. The LCP seems to be better quality than the P-3AT's. I looked at the PM9. But, even though it is "almost" as small as the LCP, "close" isn't good enough for me. It didn't gain that much over my J-frame for pocket use. Therefore, I went all the way with the LCP.
I'll probably try to carry the LCP on my left side IWB when I wear a suit for a back-up as well as pocket carry. We'll see how that works out. I'm still considering pocket holsters and IWB's with a clip.
It'll carry a laser for sure. I'm really sold on them for small short barreled guns. I need to make up my mind between the Armalasers and the C.T.s. C.T. has been great for my revolver. But the "little" button on the "little" handle thing is my main concern in contemplating. We'll see.
J-frame triggers suck. But now that I'm used to shooting a long pull, heavy, double action trigger - the LCP should be pretty easy to master.
A .357 for carry - backed up by a .380 is a nice combo. It'll allow me to carry on those times when I'd left my J-frame at home because of "printing" and comfort issues.
I'm pretty excited!