the pocket pc is adquately powerful and controlable. The 356 TSW Star is such a pistol. I'd just about rather have a M21 .22 pocket auto, set up as a kit gun, as a full size and wt 1911, loaded with ball. Almost, but not quite. I WOULD rather have the M21 rather than a 38 snub full of wadcutters, which many advocate. If all I am going to have is a bluff, it's going to be a bluff that's very accurate, having another use (trail gun) be cheap to practice with a lot, be "cannable", and lie a LOT flatter in the front pants pocket than any .38 revollver can. If I could handload for the .38 snub, I'd prefer it to the .22. It'd feature a 50 gr split nose bullet, at 2100 fps tho, not a silly 158 gr lhp at 800 fps.