Are you afraid of aggressive litterbugs, bizarre ingrates, or felonious progressives?
Then permit me to to recommend the Kimber line, a fine choice for personal defense.
And if you live in a state which sensibly acknowledges the right to bear arms - and if you don't, you should! - check out the laws on concealed carry. I live in Virginia, and getting the concealed-carry permit was as easy as falling off the proverbial log. And NRA's national headquarters, right here in Fairfax, Virgina - not far from the Paco Command Center - offers several outstanding courses in the use of handguns (not to mention the convenience of an excellent indoor firing range).