to rodeo roy
That is the point of the topic. Your reason is what I was seeking. I know most of my scenarios are far fetched but they are possible. Up close, I want the most muzzle energy and bullet impact as I can get, a fullsize with the same ammo as a compact gives more thump. I live in a part of the country where violent crime is also high. I have been a victim but I survived because I was armed. it was at about 20yds and I was a victim of mistaken identity, he was persuing me. I took cover and stopped the situation before he got within 10ft. Because I had 4" .357 gp100. It gave me plenty of power. Didn't want to share that. But I hope you see the advantages being able to create and maintain space.