The LC9 is by design a defense pistol that properly fed and aimed will stop an intruder. Not so much for anything smaller than 9mm. On the other hand, the lC9 has several bells and whistles, like a manual safety, a loaded chamber indicator and an action lock key (all less than useful in a double action only pistol.) If you are willing to commit to learning the pistol at the range, then it will serve you well at social distances.
I really like the LCR 22, but not if I want a pistol that will make someone stop trying to kill me right now. For home defense I would lean to at least .40 S&W or larger.
I tried out my new Kel-Tec P-3AT this weekend.
I normally carry a Glock 27 but I guarantee you would change your tune when a couple of those little .380 bastards bit into yer butt.
Remington Golden Saber ammunition 380 ACP 102 grain brass jacketed hollow point is a very impressive round especially since I can carry my LCP in my pocket just like my keys whereas the Glock 27 I cannot.
The compact gun you have with you is better than the bad ass elephant gun at home.
Thank you all for your feedback - I do appreciate it - going to fill out the paperwork tomorrow to get the LC9 - Thanks!!