I don't want to be a wet blanket here...
But understand the gravity of the situation...the responsibility you have, and the burden.
This is not a game.....you are carrying a deadly weapon in public....in a state that hates guns, among sheeple.......who dont think you should be.
Think about that a lot....because, all this comes with great responsibility, restraint, situational awareness and a lot of luck that you will not ever have to draw that weapon- because if you do your life is for ever changed.
Carry safely and don't go looking for the shit....
My Rossi 357 zips out 158 gr ammo at about 1800 fps, chronographed. Can contend with most critters in North America.
If I was using it for SD I'd use Federal 147 gr +P+. 1200 fos chronographed.
That Federal load is 38 spl