Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:05 PM
Since your against a 9mm but want something really small... then the .380 would be my choice for caliber. Ruger makes a nice small LCP .380 pistol. It is light weight, and thin, making it easy to carry. Also I would get the model that has the built in laser. As when it comes to shooting out to 15 yards, that laser is a god send.
I looked at them when at a Gander Mountain and was very impressed with the quality of build but of course I have not shot one. I did watch some You Tube videos of the pistol in action. For a short range pistol this would be my choice. Although I would go to the 9mm. To each their own when it comes to calibers but I used to carry a 9mm on the police force once and was very impressed with the power of the projectile. I laugh now but when they first issued them to us and took our .357 magnums away, I was not a happy person. But the more I shot the 9mm and saw what it could do, the more comfortable I was with it. Now they all carry .40 S&W pistols.
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