Well, I see a problem here.
You started this thread in October, and your still trying to figure things out.
Originally Posted by undrgrnd
You won't get it before you start. You have to jump in, and just accept the fact that this will be your FIRST gun, not your only gun.
I agree with Ram Rod. Look for an affordable but larger gun. Part of owning your first gun should be the "fun" factor. While the pocket guns are utilitarian, they are not necessarily fun to take to the range. A little bigger gun can be fun to shoot.
If your thinking self-defense, a gun on the hip is usually easier to get to in a hurry than one stuck in a pocket.
If you settle for a .380 pocket pistol, you'll have to put up with hearing everyone tell you that you need at least a 9mm for good self-defense.
A bigger gun is usually easier to handle when fired, which adds to the fun factor at the range, and to the safety factor in an emergency.
Quit waiting to get it right, and jump into the pool to get the experience you'll need to make the right choice for your second gun.
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.