I cast and reload for the 25 & 32 Auto; along with the 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 9mm Makarov & 45 Auto. I don't have a problem carrying any of them for self defense and base my choice on clothing or the conditions I expect to encounter.
I bought the Taurus 25PLY as soon as I saw it available. Whoever designed this pistol absolutely understood pocket carry. A blue jean pocket fits the pistol's "round nose" design perfectly. In the pocket, it remains perfectly presented and has a healthy stock for a comfortable grip. It is based on PT25 which is based on the Beretta 950 which has been around since 1952. I shoot a 50-grain cast bullet of my design.
When I started looking at small frame polymer pistols the Taurus 732 caught my attention as you just don't see many 32 Autos anymore. I had been looking at the 380 Auto in the LCP but chose the TCP over it because not only did it have the slide lock but the Taurus product's slide locked back after the last round was shot. I briefly looked at the Kel-Tec offerings but them being without the slide features I did not consider them further. Anyway, I bought both the 32 and 380 Auto and shortly thereafter my wife bought a pick TCP in 32 Auto. She is very affected with arthritis and the recoil of the 380 Auto is just too much.
Both of my TCPs have been restocked from the base black with stocks that can be purchased from Taurus and have the full Galloway Precision internals plus Pachmayr Grip Gloves for my large hand. All three pistols in the picture have NiteSighter dots.