All, I've spent HOURS reading and pondering whether to go with a Smith & Wesson 642 with Crimson Trace grip or a Colt Defender. Mixed use between carry and home. I like the idea of the laser, but not the smaller caliber with 38/38+p versus 45. Defender is a sweet weapon with stopping power of a 45, but a little more maintenance and no laser (could add, but don't have the $'s to put into right now). Cost to shoot is not that much different if you shop around. S&W is $700 and Colt is $900. Thoughts? p.s. I'm now convinced there is no "right" answer...just looking for the tie breaker. Help!