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Which pocket 380 pistol do you prefer?

Taurus TCP
6 %6 %6 %
6.89% (115)

Glock 42
18 %18 %18 %
18.45% (308)

Ruger LCP
24 %24 %24 %
24.51% (409)

Sig P238
12 %12 %12 %
12.70% (212)

Beretta Pico
2 %2 %2 %
2.22% (37)

KelTec P3
4 %4 %4 %
4.73% (79)

S&W BodyGuard
11 %11 %11 %
11.38% (190)

Other (Comment)
19 %19 %19 %
19.11% (319)
Comment made by Mershon on 2017-08-02 21:23:50
I preferred the Taurus TCP but it jammed on every magazine, the Smith & Wesson bodyguard same problem, so by process of elimination the Ruger LCP custom is my choice, it's never jammed on me once, I have about 300 rounds through it, it even eats the cheap Russian steel cased ammo.

Comment made by glenn on 2017-08-02 22:32:35
None..380 is too large for Pocket gun - snappy recoil..I'd prefer .32 acp or .22 lr

Comment made by on 2017-08-04 12:56:48
I have no experience with any of the other pocket .380acp pistols on the list besides the LCP. I prefer to carry a larger caliber when I can, but if it HAS to fit inside a pocket and it has to be a .380, that little LCP will do the job. It has run flawlessly for several years and hundreds of rounds - hand loads being part of them. If I had any problems whatsoever, I would have tried something different really quick, but I didn't need to. Pocket pistols HAVE to work every time. It must be absolutely reliable because when you need it, you need it fast and you are betting your life it works perfectly. I have no reason to doubt that most of the other pistols on this list are also fine choices.

Comment made by mark on 2017-08-05 06:48:46
colt its like a mini 1911.

Comment made by michael on 2017-08-06 00:12:04
IJ70-17A makarov in .380

Comment made by Jeffrey on 2017-08-06 02:30:18
Colt Mustang, or a model 1908 colt pocket hammerless

Comment made by Michael on 2017-08-06 09:30:40
Ruger LCP is great, but only after adding a BT guide rod, Wolff recoil springs, and Tandemkross takedown pin.

Comment made by Nelsen on 2017-08-06 15:32:19
Spanish llama 380. its a 1911 design all steel and NO PLASTIC.

Comment made by patrick on 2017-08-06 18:44:09
I love my Diamondback DB380.

Comment made by anthony on 2017-08-07 16:58:28
this is heavy but i like walther ppk/s..

Comment made by Steven on 2017-08-07 19:30:41

Comment made by Danial on 2017-08-07 20:23:45
I actually like my Kimber Micro9 with Crimson Trace.. About the same size as a .380, light and has little recoil. Just my opinion though. (I often carry a S&W 442 instead.)

Comment made by Michael on 2017-08-07 22:57:36
HK 4 with .22cal conversion kit...

Comment made by Roderick on 2017-08-08 01:25:48
Sig Sauer P230, though I have started to favor the Radom P-64 over the Sig. The P64 chambers 9x18 in a smaller package.

Comment made by Jeffrey on 2017-08-09 12:32:23
I have a S&W Bodyguard 380 w/laser. I've never had a problem with it. It does have a long double action trigger. I also have the Taurus TCP. It has a better trigger, but it is a little more difficult for me to shoot. I carry both.

Comment made by SAM on 2017-08-09 13:21:33
Rock island. Gun Test rated it #1. It's my go to for gun recommendations.

Comment made by Bruce on 2017-08-10 08:53:18
Both The Lovely Wife and I carry the Bersa Thunder 380. Much like the Walther PPK without the big price, holds 9 or more rounds. My lousy back won't let me carry my 45, and there are so many effective self defense rounds now made in .380 that we assume it's up to the job. Besides, we both prefer mostly metal construction.

Comment made by Hedi on 2017-08-11 00:30:30
After test firing a few on the list and some not on the list, the best one for me is actually a Bryco .380. It was a cheap saturday night special that we fixed up the magazine issue and it functioned and operated flawlessly. But in the end, it all goes down to preference, and I prefer that little Bryco.

Comment made by Ricky on 2017-08-13 14:38:17
Bersa 380 just a nice little gun.

Comment made by Jack on 2017-08-16 17:17:52
My pocket pistol is usually a 1911, .45 ACP. When I don't carry that, it is a pinned barrel S&W Model 36, .38 Spl. I don't fool around with mini pistols [harder to handle] or sub-caliber rounds.

Comment made by John on 2017-08-17 16:50:29
My first .380 was a Bersa Thunder, one of the worst guns ever, that kind of recoil I should have been shooting a larger caliber, sold that and got a Colt Mustang +2, the difference was night and day. The Colt had very little recoil, super small, best money ever spent, wish I could get another one for what I paid for this one back in the mid 90s.

Comment made by Joseph on 2017-08-18 11:35:07
I carry either a Bersa Thunder or a Taurus 709 Slim (9mm) because they a similar in size.

Comment made by troy on 2017-08-18 21:41:55
I carry an AMT Back Up II .380, everyday, great little gun.

Comment made by Jeff on 2017-08-20 19:41:37
Bought 2 Ruger LCP380's from Sportsmanship Guide for $200 a piece a while back, for extra hideout guns for my wife and I. Took them out for first time with 5 different types of ammo to find their "personalities". After numerous rounds, mine was shooting 16" low at 7 yds, and my wife's 12" low also. This was amplified at greater distances. Guns are junk, don"t buy. Actions and barrels loose and barrels looked like glorified stamped brake lines. Returning them to Ruger. Their quality control has gone down, never again. Next one will be S&W 380's. Got a little Beretta Bobcat .22 that will shoot circles around those junk Rugers, at 25 yards!

Comment made by Walter on 2017-08-21 11:38:00
My TCP is totally reliable, I swap between that and P238.

Comment made by AJ on 2017-08-21 13:20:00
P-64 in 9mm Mak!

Comment made by John on 2017-08-22 16:50:43
CZ 83 is my preference!

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