I thought long and hard before buying my first non rimfire pistol and finally decided to buy the .40 caliber. Since then I've added a few others and except for an older 686 S&W 357 all have been .40 caliber. Recently I looked at a Colt Defender and it really has captured my eye but I don't think it comes in anything but 9mm and .45. My reasoning behind trying to stay pretty much with one caliber was ammunition. If most of your guns shoot the same bullets it's easier to stock up on them. Before I sure enough get serious about the Defender has anybody here had any experience with them. I haven't shot a .45 pistol so is there much difference in recoil. Also any pistol I buy is probably going to be toted so would it be much harder to conceal than say my Taursus PT140.