.380 caliber handguns have long been a favorite choice concealed carry license holders. The .380 is large enough to effectively stop an attacker and small enough to comfortably carry for extended periods.
The five affordable choices listed here are some of the best .380 handguns under $400. These picks are great for both men and women.
The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is a dependable, solid weapon at an affordable price. This compact and lightweight .380 handgun is loaded with features for fast and reliable shooting. The 6+1 capacity magazine and integrated laser sight gives shooters plenty of accuracy and shot capability, while the polymer grip gives shooters a steady grip. The Bodyguard also features a drift-adjustable rear sight for consistent accuracy.
The Ruger LCP .380 has a smooth, compact design that makes it comfortable to carry for long periods of time. The frame is made from strong glass-filled nylon and hardened alloy-steel. The Ruger LCP's low-profile sights and compatibility with integrated laser sights offer increased accuracy and consistent results on the shooting range. And, it's 6+1 magazine capacity gives shooters plenty of shots. At less than $400, the LCP is a nice choice for those who prefer comfort and reliability over the bulk and size of larger handguns.
The Taurus 738 TCP .380 is a little gun that packs a big punch. It's lightweight, compact and comfortable to hold. The lightweight frame is made from a durable polymer, and the components are made from stainless steel and titanium. With a price tag of under $250, it's hard to find a better carry option at such a great price.
The Walther PK380 is a low profile .380 that's perfect for shooters who want a small concealed carry gun. The PK380's slim grip and small slide are perfect for female shooters. Standout features of this gun include manual safety blocks, three-dot polymer, an ambidextrous magazine-release. The PK380 is available with a double or section trigger.
The Kahr CW3833 semi-automatic handgun is a smooth, double action .380. Its patented offset barrel and ergonomic grips give shooters better control and positioning with their shots. This gun also has a cocking-cam trigger system that controls the passive safety and firing pin to ensure smooth action.