If self-defense is your goal, could there be a more fitting name for a weapon? Smith & Wesson is another reliable brand. The Bodyguard .380 is another polymer-framed handgun. It is a tiny handgun, with a barrel length of 2.75 inches. It weighs 12.8 ounces, a few more than some other options on this list. However, unlike the aforementioned guns, the S & W Bodyguard .380 is fitted with an integrated Crimson Trace laser.
It also has a heavy trigger pull with double strike capacity, which means you can pull the trigger again with hopes of it firing in the event of a malfunction. Few have reported a malfunction in the trigger pull or the firing of the weapon, but it has been said that the Bodyguard works best with specific brands of ammunition.
You will want to either talk with someone who has extensive experience with using the Bodyguard or check one out at your local firing range or gun store. Another detail S & W has added is an external safety, even though it may be difficult to engage or disengage depending on your grip strength. Even with the laser upgrade, this weapon is only $475.
There you have it; some great pistols chambered in .380 ACP. There are many options for you to consider, each with its own quirks, pros, and cons. Each handgun will protect you and your loved ones in the event of an emergency, and each is small and light enough to carry with you daily. Look through your options and see which fits you best; there is something on the market that will fit your unique needs!