Been shooting Colt 2nd Generations since the early 80s. During that time I have carried these from time to time and probably will again. My favorite is the Pocket Police. I'm very meticulous in both cleaning and loading and have had very few problems with reliability. They shoot a little high from point of aim, but with practice they are plenty accurate enough to take an occasional rabbit. It is very safe to say, the history of these gun have proven their effectiveness.
Are there better choices - absolutely. But, they do work.
The pre-ban elephant ivory grips were my upgrade.