If you are goin to shoot often then get the 9mm the ammo is cheaper than 380 by $5 or more depends on the round
.380 is a good caliber, I believe 9 mm is better but it doesn't matter. I have had a small .45 for nearly a year, awesome gun but in t shirt and jeans it's hard to conceal for me which leads to me carrying it maybe only 75% of the time.Is there that big of difference in these two rounds? Me and my girlfriend are going to be taking our concealed weapon test soon and trying to decide which gun to get. We are both smaller framed so that is why I am considering the 380. I have it narrowed Down to lcp or the lc9. Just afraid I won't be able to conceal the 9 as good as the 380. I don't wear big jackets mostly tshirts or a pull over. I've heard people say that with the new technology there is not much difference between these two rounds. I know the 380 would be better than nothing but will it be good enough ever time?
This is cause people buy a gun shoot it once and put it in the night stand and never touch it. I know I shoot enough that I'm going to hit what I'm aiming at, no matter what stress im under.....at least once out of 11 rounds, and if that wont work I'll swap to my 33rd mag:biggrin:Don't plan on good shot placement. Case studies show you will be lucky to even hit your target. I used to carry the TCP .380 but moved to the LC9.
The LC9 is a better gun IMO plus the 9mm is a better round.
Don't bet on it. I investigated a case as a member of the Prosecuting Attorney's OIST (Officer Involved Shooting Team). A bad guy was stopped on the street by an officer assigned to PIO. When the PIO guy asked bad guy for identification, bad guy hit officer in mouth, knocking him down. BG then reached down and took the officer's service revolver from his holster and, standing astradle of the officer, shot down at the officer at point blank range. At about this time, another officer rolled up, got out of his patrol unit and shouted at BG to put the gun down. This officer regularly shot in competitions, was an NRA Distinguished Master. BG turned toward this officer and opened fire. He fired the five remaining shots left in Officer no. 1's revolver at the second officer. The second officer fired all six rounds in his Model 10 S&W at BG. This was all at a range of less than 21 feet. They killed a Buick, a pick-up and badly wounded an Elm tree, but none of the 11 shots found meat. When BG ran out of ammo, Officer No. 1 jumped up and took him down and cuffed him. That's right. Standing directly over Officer 1, shooting straight down at him, BG missed.I know I shoot enough that I'm going to hit what I'm aiming at, no matter what stress im under.....at least once out of 11 rounds, and if that wont work I'll swap to my 33rd mag:biggrin: