I’m not saying that you can slip one by metal detectors at a non-super secure venue (say, a concert or sporting event) by putting it behind your belt buckle and flashing a joint replacement card.This!!
If I go to a place that doesn't allow it, it is really hard to see my NAA .22Mag.
I guess there’s two ways of looking at that...Lots of cats "admitting" to packing a .380 (LCP) here.
I'll openly admit to the fact that I consider a small, defensive, handgun as a GTF OFF OF ME weapon... almost a distraction vs a killing device as there may be more work to be done after the initial shots are fired (in either direction).
Yes, the purpose of a defensive firearm is to stop an attack. To that end a .380 should work.... maybe.
Maybe I'm all wrong. But am I alone in viewing the force escalation that leads to shots fired is, quite possibly, only the beginning vs the fight-ender?
If you want something super small super light and yet plenty of knockdown power I suggest a 9 mm Smith & Wesson shield it's an awesome pistol. It truly is and I've owned many minigun