Ok, monkeyman told me I should just come right out and ask - so blame him if this seems incredibly silly to you . I have a .22 revolver. I love my revolver. I'm a decent shot with my revolver. HOWEVER, my revolver is rather large and heavy for concealed carry, even with the leather holster monkeyman carefully crafted for me. So, I need to start looking for a scaled down something to carry. Budget is super-scrunched like everyone else's, and a firearms purchase needs to be carefully saved for. While I really prefer revolvers (ok, so in some ways I'm a Luddite), I realize that semi-automatics are more efficient in the amount of rounds available and size/range. Recommendations on what to look for / what to avoid are needed, please. It needs to be something small enough I can carry in the waistband of a skirt or apron pocket (could make it more interesting and say it needs to be carried in a sarong, but don't want you guys to implode ), inexpensive enough I don't pauper the family by the purchase or the ammo. Oh, and since I am not savvy in gun-lingo, please explain what you're recommending! You guys have this tendency to rattle off guns by their calibers or their nicknames - which is fine if everyone knows what the hell you're talking about! - but it leaves others of us in babble-land trying to translate!