Unlike some states, Colorado law allows a citizen to carry a loaded handgun in his or her vehicle if so desired, without need of a CCW. There are a few jurisdictional restrictions on this, such as the People's Republic of Denver, but generally speaking it's legal to do so unless the person is otherwise restricted from possessing a firearm. The legal theory behind this is that, in Colorado, one's vehicle is considered an extension of his or her domicile, and thus a citizen has the right to protect himself or herself within it. Now, even though I have a CCW and carry a handgun on my person virtually all the time (wherever it is legal, which is most places), I still carry an extra handgun in my pickup at all times. I do this for the benefit of my wife (who has no CCW), and because I then always have a backup handy if, for some reason I am not carrying on my person. Due to the risk of theft, however, it troubles me a bit to keep an expensive firearm in the truck. At the moment, I keep a Taurus .38 snubbie there, but I'm thinking of changing that out to a North American Arms Black Widow in .22 mag caliber, mainly because it is a much less expensive firearm, and because it is small and handy. Indeed, I can simply stick it in my waistband if I need to leave the truck and I'm not carrying at the time. This happens rarely, but it does happen. My question then is, would you folks consider a small .22 mag, single action, reasonably adequate for "serious social interaction" situations under the circumstances I just described?