I went the opposite route....Carried a J-frame for a long time as my off-duty gun but it just seemed "barely adequate" what with all the little nasties around here packing more firepower. So I went with a Glock 27. I've had a number of snubbies over the years, from the Colt Detective Special, the Smith J-Frame, a Colt "Trooper"in .357... I've fired a couple of airweights of various designs and they are quite nasty to shoot unless you put bigger grips on them. I went with the 27 because the department gun is a .40...Currently a Sig P229. However, were I interested in ultimate carrying ease I'd likely go with one of the multitude of small 9mm autos.