9's pack a lot of power. Did you ever shoot one? If you use the self protection ammo( ie hollow points) I can't imagine not feeling as safe with it as anything else out there. I think all 357's are revolvers and I don't like that action as well. A 40 isn't much different than a 9mm. If you want, get the clip that holds 15, about $80. Are you related to Dirty Harry? Thanks for the input.