My carry gun is a Kimber Ultra Carry II. I never feel undergunned wearing that thing on my hip under a baggy shirt, sweater or jacket as I'm walking across the restaurant parking lot. It's so light that my cellphone in my pocket bothers me more than the weight of that little .45 on my hip. But recently, I heard a crash from the livingroom in the middle of the night. I was out of bed with a flashlight in one hand and the Kimber in the other. One thought that went through my head was: "I hope 7 rounds are enough." I'm sure it was purely psychological, but all of a sudden that Kimber didn't seem adaquate. The noise? My damn cat getting up on the diningroom table. The next day I remembered those feelings and asked myself why I felt so comfortable on the street with a Kimber, but not in the middle of the night in my home? Part of it had to do with the fact that I had both hands full. Flashlight in one...gun in the other. I needed a gun with more bullets AND a flashlight. My solution: The Springfield Armory XD-45 Tactical. It's humongous compared to the Kimber, but who cares if the furthest I'm going to carry it is to the livingroom looking for rude cats? It carries 13 rounds of .45acp in the mag and one in the chamber. So...come cats, zombies or burglars with a death-wish, I feel adequate AND I attached a flashlight! This is all so subjective, isn't it?