The .380 pistols known as pocket pistols, mouse guns or “get off me” guns can be a good choice for self-defense.
Prices vary from $200 to $700, some current full size handgun model may be a better choice to go.
If you’re looking for good concealment carry, then the 380 is a good choice.
Here’s a quick list of good .380 pistol for concealed carry for the need to know now:
The next thing that comes up are limited ammo and no umph behind their blast. (stopping power)
Let’s go over some pros and con.
The .380s are usually light in weight, this makes it harder to dampen the recoil thus affecting the accuracy of the shot.
Another thing that can affect the recoil is the design.
Having a high grip helps in handling recoil better than low grip.
The grip size also helps in better control of the gun. The bigger the better.
Last its obvious that the caliber is not the power compared to a .45 or a .40.
So the positive is that its a highly concealed gun, but you still need to be aware of deep concealment. This would make it harder to access in a stressful situation.
Another upside is the caliber, I know what I said earlier.
But a closer examination against a .38, a .380 velocity is faster. Yes, it doesn’t hit as hard as the .38 due to the different grain weight. (158 grain vs 95 grain)
This is why its important to employ multiple shots in a self-defense scenario aiming your shots to the vital points (center mass) of the body.
Quick Word on Ammo
Another equation to add to your equalizer is the ammo.
Go with a decent hollow point ammunition. If you’re experienced with hollow points, then you know that all hollow points are not the same in terms of expansion when it hits the target. The only real answer is for you to get some and test it out then choose which ones to go with. Check out these .380 ACP self-defense rounds here.
Ok, here’s the description on these fine .380 pistols:
Mouse guns that roars with .380s are good if thats what you want for CCW.
Just keep in mind if needed for self-defense, you’re going to be raining down multiple leads to stop someone.
Do you carry .380s, let us know below.