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One of the more important choices you’ll need to make when it comes to a concealed carry firearm is the caliber of your pistol. 9mm is the standard for service pistols but it certainly isn’t the only round in town.
The .380ACP – often considered “the other 9mm round” – has been common in pocket pistols and small carry guns for nearly a century. It’s also the primary competition to the venerable 9mm when it comes to CCW pistols, so we’ve set out to answer a common question: why choose a .380?