What's Your Ideal Trail Gun?

This week on The Gun Nuts, Eddie Nickens talks about trail guns, using my two .22 handguns as examples. As Eddie points out, .22's are fun and inexpensive to shoot and can be loaded with a wide range of ammo. Nevertheless, they may not fit the bill as everyone's trail gun.

For instance, I live where there are no bears, no poisonous snakes and not even many meth cooks anymore. The chances of me needing a trail gun capable of doing anything more than taking a cottontail is slim. Your situation, and your choice of trail gun, may be completely different than Eddie's and mine.

So, what is your ideal trail gun, and why?