Like many others on this site, I have more than one tool in my tool box that can fill the role of daily carry piece. Currently, I have two options available (my wife’s LC9s not included). A Smith & Wesson Performance Center 637, and a Taurus TCP . . .
I have carried daily since December 2012, starting with an older model Taurus 85 steel frame revolver. It was a little on the heavy side for pocket carry (my preferred method of concealment), but I managed. It only took about six months before I had to have something better. So, I sold my perfectly good carry gun to buy a Kel-Tec PF9. The lesson I learned from this transaction is…never sell a reliable carry gun. EVER.
I did manage to make the PF9 reliable after the fluff and buff treatment most Kel-Tec owners recommend, but my confidence in the little 9mm was, well, shot. I started saving for a Smith Airweight, but a close friend needed some quick cash and offered to sell me his almost-brand-new and perfectly reliable Taurus TCP, so I decided to help him out.
It turned out to be an amazing cary piece! Many consider the .380 too small, but inside of 15 yards I can empty the little pistol into an 8″ plate as fast as I can pull the trigger. And thanks to STB, I now have a carry load I can expect to preform reliably and consistently. (I have over 800 rounds through my TCP with zero failures.) the TCP has been a constant companion for almost two years now.
Of course, my desire for a J-frame never really went away, and about six weeks ago I was able to pickup a nearly new Performance Center tuned 637 at my local pawn shop. I changed the factory wood stocks for Hogue Bantams, made a new pocket holster, and it has pretty much replaced the TCP for now.
Having the right tool for the job is very important. Although I hope to never need to use them, I have confidence these tools will perform if the need arises.