Originally Posted by Olympus
What about when you start considering all of the new offerings that are very close to the size of a 380, but are being chambered in 9mm? If given the choice between the same size gun in 380 and 9mm, is there any reason or benefit that someone would willingly choose the 380 over the 9mm?
My next pistol will be a Sig P238 (.380)
I am looking for a carry gun for my wife. Size of gun, therefore, is an issue. I need a very compact or micro-compact sized gun.
Yes, there are several options for the same sized pistols in 9mm
While my wife enjoys shooting my full sized 9mm pistols (Hi Power & DW Commander 1911), I do not think that she will enjoy shooting a 9mm in a sub-compact pistol size.
I want her to enjoy range shooting (practicing and training with) whatever pistol that she gets. If she does not enjoy shooting it then she will never feel comfortable carrying it.
Anyway, that is my logic or reasoning for willingly choosing the .380 over the 9mm in same sized gun (in this instance).