The market for .380 pocket pistols also known as “pocket rockets” has skyrocketed ever since the number of Americans who are carrying has increased. .380 caliber pistols are small, easy to conceal and very convenient to bring. Thus, it’s one of the most popular concealed carry guns. However, they are being plagued by different issues like limited ammo and doubts of stopping power. It may not be the best choice among all concealed carry guns but it will still get the job done. Some models have even proven themselves worthy to be called one of the best concealed carry guns. If you are interested in getting a .380 pistol and haven’t decided which one to get, here are some of the best ones in the market that you can choose from.
It’s no secret that Glock makes great pistols. The Glock 42 is a very concealable, reliable, slim, single stack pistol chambered in .380 ACP. While it may be one of the biggest .380 guns on the list, it’s also one of the most reliable and accurate.
BERSA THUNDER .380
The Bersa .380 is your best budget option. It is perfect for concealed carry as it would literally fit into your pocket. The Bersa is a reliable, accurate weapon with excellent ergonomics. It also has an external thumb safety for added protection while carrying.
SIG SAUER P238
The Sig Sauer P238 is a 1911 inspired pistol. This is a single-action, true-to-form 1911 chambered in .380 ACP. It is of all metal construction and will give you some extra recoil-fighting weight.
RUGER LCRx .38 SPECIAL
The Ruger LCRx .38 Special everything you love in a revolver and this is indeed one of the most popular carry revolvers. LCR stands for “Lightweight Carry Revolver”. It comes with Ruger’s patent-pending trigger system and also has an exposed hammer option for those who want both double and single action capability in a defensive revolver.
COLT MUSTANG XSP
The Colt Mustang XSP is designed for those who would like to carry a smaller 1911 style firearm. This has a polymer frame and features an ambidextrous safety. It is very easy to carry and conceal.