re: .380 pistol (Posted on 11/28/12 at 4:35 pm to Garcie10)
You need bigger drawers! :-)
I agree w/ those who have recommended a bigger gun for home defense. Selecting a self defense gun is a matter of crompromises. In general, shotguns>big bore handguns>small bore handguns. But, one can't always have a shotgun or big bore handgun. The best home defense gun will be a 12 gauge (although the 20 gauge is also very useful). My next choice would be a full size/service handgun. No need to go small in the home. Go small, e.g. a pocket 380 ACP, when circumstances require you to make that compromise. I pocket carry a 380 ACP, but only when circumstances prevent me from carrying a gun that's bigger (i.e. more reliable at stopping a fight).