"millsriver" has a good point, but in economic and self defense reality, buy a BT380 first. Yes, you can use a BT22 for SD if necessary, but The BT380, using Corbon DPX JHP or as a second choice, Buffalo Bore or Speer Gold Dot, for SD is the better idea. Break in the BT 380 with a minimum of 250 rounds of nothing but American made, brass cartridged FMJs before using JHPs. Get the 22 for cheap practice as they have much the same feel. I currently have two BT 380s and an Fire Storm 22 (made by Bersa) in addition to a UC9.The only sensible solution to your problem is to buy both.