I with a work collegue of mine are planning to get a hand gun permit. We've decided that it wouldn't hurt to have one for protection. I'm doing a lot of hiking in abandoned places and sometimes the people I meet are ummm rather wild, especially homeless lurkers around abandoned soviet military bases, besides now I sometimes carry video equipment with me. Potentially I'd need something to hurt a wild boar or a wolf too. I haven't been attacked myself, but my friend was assaulted by a wild boar and he barely saved himself by climbing up a tree. But I also don't want anything too big, something that can be carried in a jacket pocket in shady parts of the city. I'm a martial artist and I can stand for myself, but that doesn't help much if you're attacked by a wild animal or a homeless thug on drugs with an axe. So if I see that I can't disable the attacker with martial arts and the situation is dangerous to my life, I'd like to have an option of a firearm. Any way, I've found that I like Beretta Cougar best. http://www.beretta.com/index.aspx?m=74&idc=2&ids=26 Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Comments? Suggestions?