I shot one of these - Taurus 738 TCP .380 cal yesterday. It belonged to a girlfriend of our son. It is very small and difficult for me with big hands to handle. It failed to load (jammed) about 4 times within 25 rounds and was a little difficult to clear. The ammo seemed fine. We couldn't get the slide back to drop the un-expended round. Don't think I'd want this for a DC if it was life threatening. The trigger draw seemed excessively long. Pretty light recoil but I think I may recommend something different to her for future carrying.