I must be the unicorn master then, because I own each of the firearms listed, except the Hellcat, (I have never heard of it before this article) and have never had an issue with any of them. The 42 is even smaller than the 43, but carries 6+1 with the standard flush-fit magazine. Just like Fords. There’s room for disagreement, but probably only because some people’s pockets are bigger and can hold bigger guns. However it is not any where near the build quality of the Beretta Pico. My NAA .380 ACP with Novak 3 dot night sights has been 100% reliable with every ammo tried and as accurate as I am. Why people follow them is a mystery. …… Snicker. Painful to shoot, yes, but that’s what you get when the gun barely weighs more than the bullet it fires. The double 1911 also has ratings. The LCP II also features forward and rear serrations on the slide, whereas the original LCP only featured serrations on the rear. I do feel though that it’s a little too light for a 9mm caliber . Accurate for cheap junk. Do you perhaps have a very early one? And that considering the Kahr is a fine gun. Best .380 Pistols Reviews – 2020 Edition. Most people who love the P3-AT just carry it but don’t use it. I understand it’s not for everyone but it’s a good quality firearm with excellent customer service. Certainly it should appear on the Wikipedia page. Personally, I’d avoid far more than just the bottom six. The trigger seem to be the trouble people have with it. It works great if all it does is sit in your pocket. Even a novice can see the better build quality of the Pico. The muzzle blast can be quite impressive and women should definitely fire their guns at the range. Hellcat 380. The spreadsheet seems flawed to me. I bought a SCCY CPX-2 a few months ago . In a fight you won’t notice it. Otherwise, their opinion may mean nothing. All these tacticool wannabe’s on here think they’re special. He say’s the trigger is horrible? I love my CPX-1. 400 hundred rounds of various FMJ and hollow points without a single failure. Great little pistol. Yes it did. But still, I’m sure there are worse ones. Zero malfunctions in 300 rounds including pocket lint coverings. I wouldn’t go smaller than a Glock 27 in .40 – the recoil is too snappy. Apparently their readership likes Sig’s with large sample sizes. They made low-quality firearms from around 1989 to 1999, about ten years. The take down lever is actually easy to use once get use to it. I have literally spoken to no one that has said anything positive about the Pico. (1) Astroturfing happens, both ways. Actually the Hellcat felt better in the hand and was more accurate for me with a better sight than other micro pistols. According to our peers, here are the six worst pocketguns, from less awful to worstest. It’s tight, even well after break-in. What good is a lifetime warranty if they dont fix it??? And I especially enjoy its clever name. I really think you never did anything with the Pico other than Picking one up and then getting of the internet and posting without any knowledge of how to use the firearm. Actually if the SCCY is on here then the Mill Pro G2 should be also, and that gun is a trainwreck compared to the SCCY. The Recoil spring is a one spring like almost any other. The Kimber is, therefore, the best 380 pocket pistol you can find for the money. Regardless of your take on user ratings, I think you can safely ignore the bottom six guns and not worry about missing out on much. But that’s just me Not everyone places as much weight on user ratings as I do. How is it possibly at the top of the list? I can’t count on my DB380 to run consistently, so I had to give it a low rating. Getting the trigger on the safety notch is something you should never goof around with. AND, NAA has first class warranty service. After the 200 round break in if you have any, then yes you should be pissed. The Glock is the gentlest recoiling of all the .380 pistols on the list and is amazingly accurate. the Truth about Guns is one of the most biased groups around. I have received grief for it as well. You do that and you will find hipoints and cobras to work as they are intended. I own the Model 85 and it's the lightest recoil .380 I've ever handled. You want an example of why internet polls are not representative? It is my favorite except the 15 ounce weight makes it have more recoil than a typical 9mm. I love shooting it, and I get closer groups than with my Kel-Tec P-11. All guns I would have avoided anyway, except the Pico. That’s along what I was thinking. Bought it brand new. Only time I tried one I did not like it. I own a SCCY CPX-2 personally and it has been a flawless gun. Not cheap, but beautifully crafted. Let’s find out by comparing it to the original LCP. I own and have tested both the CPX1 (manual safety) and CPX2 (no manual safety). A lot of those people who diss these guns are those that run hollowpoints or high pressure rounds. Free FedEx Option* (2) HOPPES 357 9MM 380 38 CALIBER PISTOL & REVOLVE $ 8.12 (0) ETS UNIVERSAL PISTOL MAG LOADER - .380 $ 22.17 (0) Pistol Magazine for .380 Automatic 7 Round Blue Given how clannish and brand-loyal a lot of gunners are, it wouldn’t shock me if about half the votes against the SCCY were cast because it wasn’t a Glock 43, or something equally biased and stupid. I’m guessing a .40 S&W round is just too unpleasant to shoot in this uber lightweight polymer-framed pocket gun. I just hated the trigger. Horrible, awful trigger. What a joke. He say’s it is a blunder. To send it back would cost to much and the internet dealer would not stand behind it !! I used to have one. It is almost a virtual impossibility to drop the mag without having to literally stop everything your doing and have to yank the thing down using 2 hands. It’s a joy to shoot. Do it outside with the gun pointing at the ground and mind your hand positions. I find that many pistols jam because of a defective magazine that’s not feeding properly. While the LCP II is still a small pocket pistol, Ruger made a number of improvements to it. Just a BS review to gain clicks and views. I’ll definitely be checking it out. Baby glocks seem like an attractive option as at least they have a somewhat normal trigger w/ a normal length of pull. It seems like the all metal euro pistols of yester-year beat the new models in spades. I love the Pico. Yes, I’m sure they’re out there, but the odds you’ll score one of those unicorns remain low. Its is almost universally panned from young guys working behind the counter at Academy Sports to anyone who works in local gun shops. Very very inconsistent across the board for everything they make to not be considered really bad. 6) IO Hellcat II (2.9 stars ±0.6, 32 votes). And what sucks is I held off buying a 380 cause I really thought the Pico would be great. The Ruger LCP II, released by Ruger at the end of 2016, sought to remedy many of those downsides. The Pico’s have a huge fan base. Succy–Suckey–Sucky—Sucy–Suky–Nope. Funny, I have the SCCY CPX-2 and I love it. I just don’t see the silent ‘u’ in that. Got the Hellcat thrown in when I bought another gun. I just went through your site and clicked a one star on every gun over $500 and a 10 star on every gun under $500 with my only basis being I don’t currently have an expendable $500 in my pocket and I don’t like them because they are out of my budget… Just kidding, I didn’t, but anyone out there could do it, which is why I think your system is incredibly flawed by not at least holding reviewers to having to list a reason. Shooting (And Finally Breaking) the SCCY CPX-2: http://youtu.be/YzYm_CqMZG8. The thing is about Cobras, hi points that people that call them junk have never actually researched the gun. Sorry, but NOT my Kahr. I don’t see it. check the ammo?? They have gotten great reviews and by the serial numbers and manufacture dates on the 2 guns, their sales have gone up 4x but the QC has suffered greatly. Its very much a personal decision then, based on fit, function, and how well it shoots. The price is right, but the performance and ratings just aren’t. Trash. Fan boys gotta fan boy, and critics gotta criticize. . And with gloves on, even the skin tight shooting gloves, it was impossible to get the trigger to reset without removing my finger from the trigger guard completely, or using my support hand to manually push it forward far enough to reset. To quote his expertise is laughable. The SCCY model CPX-2 is a fine lightweight pistol that shoots a stopper round — 9mm. Any kind of ammo. I have not had to use them as my SCCY has functioned perfectly so far. they gladly took it back and said the Cobra .380 was selling like hotcakes. He talks about having to yank the Mag. Everyone was wanting – and expecting – it to be a 9mm. Not sure why the Sccy is on this list, I own a cpx2 and it’s great! I like derringers, and I even … That’s a lot! I own two of them, shoot pockets guns each week and have been for years. Also it would be great to know if the people voting own the guns they are rating and/or if they have ever shot them. Have you put more than a box through it? George have you tried a different ammo brand? So they added in where if you downvote something you must list at least one reason why. That’s when I could get them to respond to my emails, that is. Its been reliable since then for me. Extremely Mild, Plus P rated, Modular design, mags that look like Custom 1911 stainless steel. With pocket pistols you get so much more in terms of everything for every little uptick in size you go. You can buy 1911s now. How anyone can actually report that a gun that has the build quality of the Pico is one of the worst is beyond me. We buy a pocket gun for last-ditch self defense, which literally makes it a do-or-die gun. Their guns get copied because George Kelgren never copyrighted the designs. I also have the Kahr. TCP and P3AT triggers were clearly worlds better than it. It is light and works. WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF THE .380 POCKET PISTOL? 4) Beretta Pico (4.1 stars ±0.3, 134 votes), Color me shocked to see the Pico down here with the bottom feeders because Beretta is a major manufacturer that produces lots of quality firearms. Sold it and picked up an LCP off a friend for $150. AMEN . A number of guns you have to shoot 400 rounds or so to exercise the gun so it will never jam as long as it is cleaned and oiled. In +P it hurt my hand, so I went to regular 38 spcl. All of these features together, the improved trigger, the enhanced serrations, the stippling on the grip, and the slightly wider grip size all combine to make the LCP II a better handgun to shoot than the original LCP. then hold slide to the rear for 1 second before you hear things fall into place? It covers the trigger guard of the pistol and has a hook and sticky material to stay secure in your pocket so it is easy to draw the pistol from your pocket without bringing the holster with it. Wanted to check to see if my comments really apply to your site, and it looks like your server is in melt-down. If you are looking for a .380, that’s the one to get. All run like sewing machines. If you have to rely on Counter Clerks for advice on firearms tells me quite a bit. It’s pretty clear why. Once in a great while, a firearm becomes so popular that it becomes a cultural icon. When I dress up, the P380 is the best answer to the pocket-carry problem. Except for a derringer but that is because the prior owner dry fired it which you are to never do. My other gun is a Beretta PX4. What really won me over was the quality and operation, even on the bargain CM. . There is a reason why this is Beretta’s top Pocket gun. and wrote the entire line off. We haven’t listed every pistol on the market, so if you have experience with these or other 380 pistols, be sure to share it in the comment section. That right there should have indicated that something was up when they feature it at a SHOT SHOW and it takes 2 years to finally put it out for sale. Still, if you’re looking for a “all purpose value” like pistol then look no further (hesk I’ve seen them for $200 NIB out the door…And yes, Kel-Tec got copied yet again! I broke the firing pin on the first day. Totally precision stainless steel receiver, chassis, guide rod, best sights in class, best take down in class, One of the most Mild mannered shooting guns made for that size. Making The Right Choice. I’ll take more objective reviews from knowledgeable shooters. I know I hated my PF9 and would NEVER EVER buy any Keltec pistol again. The trigger is long and weighty but smooth. By the way, break down the Kahr and compare it to the Pico. Fed, fired and ejected all the ammo I put in it. I would even venture to say its a 50/50 gamble when buying a Kel Tec. And then the gall to refer to Jeremy who by the way did not bother to report that the upgraded model fixed all the issues with the first run. The sometimes-maligned .380 is still a favorite carry choice. Though my CW380 was also unreliable and pinched my finger after firing. As long as you shoot the recommended ammo and keep your weapon cleaned, oiled properly, and replace any defective parts you will get much better performance. Unprecedented order fulfillment occurred for this plain looking, simple striker fired handgun. Man this “Truth about guns” article really burns me up. I have pocket holsters for all but the S&W and had been carrying the XDS 45 regularly till yesterday. Every gun has it’s limitations and knowledge goes a long way to ensure a positive outcome when ‘it’ happens. TTAG writer Jeremy S. apparently had a non-awful experience with a CA380. He rated it 2.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, “I don’t hate it.” Still, that’s pretty tepid, and our readers rate it well below average. Which is good compared to many overpriced semi auto pistols which are not as dependable. Trigger sucked. The trigger is exactly like a double action revolver. This is what I really hate about stories like the one posted. This gun is budget-friendly and chambered substantially (9mm). IMHO it packs a great punch for a pistol that slips away in my pocket. The Beretta Pico is probably one of Beretta’s biggest blunders. Totally agree. Sorry, until you have vetted ratings, the site is nothing more than adspam. Nonetheless, it still suffers from many of the issues that we just talked about in the previous section: the trigger pull is awful, they are difficult to shoot, it can be difficult to get a good grip on the pistol for some shooters, and the slide won’t even lock back on the last round fired. Ruger listened to the criticism, which resulted in the birth of the LCP II. Non shooters called me a liar that we could do it, but any bad guy within 30 yards is in great danger, even though it has been a long time. the problem with your rating site is that it is seriously flawed. BTW except for the cobra all these little guns got good reviews at various times…FWIW. Simple, easy and the Beretta Pico is in fact one of the most mild shooting Pocket Pistols out there. Really disappointed in how this was presented. The three test pistols, (top to bottom): Glock 42, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, and Ruger LCP. Learn to shoot pocket guns and find the truth yourself and stop listening to counter Clerks at big Box stores. Springfield operator: 5.2 I would very much like to see your proof/examples. The Pico will eat any ammo I have fed it, and has proven flawless with thousands of rounds down range. The thing stinks. Mine also runs well, and they feel really well made. I will run the Pico side by side the Kahr any day and have. I trust my Hellcat 380 as much as I do my S & W 39, but I prefer a tight revolver over any semi-auto when my life depends on it. Um the SCCY is a near exact copy of the nearby(Cocoa,Fl) Keltec P-11. On the plus side, the SCCY has a lighter trigger than the Kel-Tec P11 (which may explain the problem), but the P11 always goes bang. I have thousands of rounds through the Pico’s and trust me, they hold up like the tank they are. I have to disagree about the SCCY CPX-2. The P238 had the worst out of the box trigger pull, which is unusual for a single action design. You can hire chinese brokers to buy likes on Fakebook, and twitter followers by the thousands. This article was total BS. They are well known for their % of guns that have failure rates compared to the ones that dont. Stovepiped and double fed left and right, and Kel-Tec didn’t want to lift a finger without me footing the bill for shipping. Even though its not made anymore, I’ve been interested in trying out a Taurus PT638 if I ever ran across one for a reasonable price, anyone have any experience with one? Hence why Hipoints explode when high pressure rounds are put in them or don’t feed reliably when hollowpoints are used. None. You got to be a rookie. I assume the reason the CM40 sucks is similar. I had 4 LCP’s that went down with cracked grips, frames, broken take down pin, split rails etc. I liked the gun otherwise, but the awful trigger was a total deal breaker for me. 🙂. based on what your stupid opinion? That could happen with any gun someone didn’t ,maintain and hadn’t tested out at the range. Get real. How do they perform? An optional extra for many fine pistols, these SIGLITE sights are standard equipment, a very nice bonus. My Gosh folks, this is total BS, read the directions. I also feel the cw380 has very minimal recoil vs other small 380s in its same size. Probably have about 2500 rounds through it. We even joked that we needed to start a “Pocket Gun Palma” match. As far as the magazine release, it’s perfect for my needs. The Pico is one of the most mild shooting pocket guns you will ever shoot. Thousands of flawless rounds and handles Hot ammo better than most guns handle standard ammo. Jed Henson runs the handgun review and rating site gunsgunsguns.net. To start with they sat on it for 2 whole years teasing a release and it just kept getting pushed back further and further. They sent me a replacement gun that wouldn’t chamber the 1st round. Ruger has proven that you don’t need to have an arduous and gritty trigger pull on a .380 auto and it’s likely that more manufacturers will now follow their lead. Safe, small, and gives me some measure of security I wouldn’t have without it. And with 38 other semi-auto pocketguns to choose from, why risk it? LMFAO!!!! Wrong about sccy. Note that I said “voted” and not “have ever even touched the gun at a pawn shop, let alone fired it.”. its a good resource with a lot of basic info on a LOT of handguns, a good start for anyone looking at a first gun, for example, or a second, for that matter. My SCCY CPX-2 has been absolutely accurate with never a malfunction of any kind. i used to own a keltec p11. They are meant to be defensive arms that can be easily carried in the pocket. No aluminum. Stainless steel throughout the gun. I had an occasional ejection glitch in mine when I first got it, but the company paid to have it shipped back to them for adjustment, and the piece hasn’t hiccupped a single time, since. I have seen this kind of nonsense before but did not expect to see it here. When it comes to a “worst” list omitting anything made by Kel Tec is a mistake. You mean like the crowd of voters that put Obama in office twice. Stainless steel through out the gun. Funny the SCCY was rated on 2 other surveys as one of the top 5 affordable and reliable pocket guns. To each his own . Great sights, ability to change out to night sights and on and on. This gun is selling better than ever years later. It shoots all varieties of .380 ammo I’ve ever run through it. Glock 42 .380 ACP Sub Compact 6 Rd Conceal Carry Handgun 3.26" Barrel - Battlefield Green Finish - UI4250201BFG Out of stock View Details » View Details » Out of stock And BTW, the “gunsgunsguns link doesn’t work. Try posting a survey asking for votes on Glocks, for instance, and you will get a very polarized response . BATTLE OF THE RUGER .380S: LCP VS. LCP II. The LCP isn’t that bad. My SCCY runs like a champ. Of course the gun was the new upgraded model. I like the concept at least. http://www.waltherarms.com/wp-content/uploads/ppk-beauty1.jpg When I hear someone put down the Pico, I know they do not shoot often. But I have no interest in any Keltec pistol-unlike several rifles. But with 99 votes in, the math is clear: the CPX-2 stinks. Because they just have a vendetta against these manufacturers? So I’ll pass on the herd mentality when buying guns thanks.. So following tradition, the Glock 42 is still one of the most popular .380 pistols on the market today. I am no statistician but most of the sample sizes were very small. Both types are not recommened by the maker for the guns. At my handgun review and rating site, gunsgunsguns.net, we offer star ratings on a scale of 1–10 for every gun featured on the site. Nicer than the price would indicate. Must be the best gun ever. Too small, too weak, too much plastic. Funny mine have always worked. Beretta has been making guns for over 500 years and nice guns. I shoot a lot of pocket guns. Bottom line: you can do much better. It pains me to include the DB380 on this list because I bought one a couple years ago. Both shoot about the same as far as low recoil. Check out the 380 showdown in GunWorldin 2012…all 3 Keltecs broke and wouldn’t run right. Or having the mag cleaned and inspected? Never had a malfunction, easy to shoot, accurate, and good looking – what’s not to like? Option: pocket sized .25 ACP pistols. It does not includes prototypes that are not yet in production, or ageing pistols that are no longer used. http://www.waltherarms.com/wp-content/uploads/ppk-right.jpg I think the wheel guns are less likely to have a problem. .380 pocket pistols are traditionally difficult to fire for a number of reasons: in addition to the horrid trigger pulls like we just discussed, they also suffer from being extremely snappy due to their small size. I really wanted to like the gun. I’m about to order some more. Even new users will be able to accurately fire shots from around 15 yards. Yes, he and others are social media whizkids, but not firearm experts. In light of that, the valuable service you claim he’s doing may well be smoke and mirrors. Suprised about the Kahr, Beretta, and Diamondback. Nice gun, but many of Kahr owners go to the Pico and never look back. I have several friends who own Pico’s and swear by them. The 6+1 capacity magazine and integrated laser night sights gives shooters plenty of accuracy and shot capability, while the polymer grip gives shooters a steady hold to go along with the clean, crisp trigger … I have pocket holsters for all but the S&W and had been carrying the XDS 45 regularly till yesterday. Overall, the trigger on the LCP II makes it infinitely easier to shoot than the original LCP. Far too many people have shot themselves or objects in their house loading a NAA revolver because they didn’t pay attention to safety instructions. And of course, they criticize all the brands that don’t advertise with them. I certainly wouldnt be happy. One thing that was not improved over the original LCP, however, is the sights. Get a Kahr CW380 or P380 and just be done with it cause they really dont get much better for pocket 380 carry IMO. These guns shoot any ammo I have fed it. Even the author of this article merely speculates, at times, as to why the readers voted as they did. Seriously?). I normally enjoy Truth about guns. Remarkable build quality. Ruger sought out to remedy much of these problems with the LCP II. I am surprised high point 380 & 9mm weren’t included in your list. I’ve put plenty of rounds through my p3at and it’s reliable. Maybe something like this? I have several pocket pistols, Just had my XDS 45 fail on me (Light primer strikes) and have another XDS in 9MM, I have a S&W Sigma 380, that works but is less pleasing than my two Ruger LCP’s, Kahr, CW380, or my Colt Mustang XSP. Oh not to mention Sccy has great They never protected their early designs/. Unfortunately, each of these pistols and others in their class suffer from a number of serious flaws. VersaCarry (Sitzco LLC) 380XS 380 X-tra Small Black Delrin $ 23.99 (0) VersaCarry (Sitzco LLC) 380SM 380 Small Black Delrin $ 23.99. The trigger pull on most .380 autos is exceptionally long and gritty. This only naturally makes it more difficult to fire properly like we just talked about. Obvious, one writers bias, trying to get internet rookies to bash guns most have never shot nor even understand. But if ultimate concealment is the need, then just accept that it will need to be .380. You can get these on line at times for I’m thinking about getting a second one to keep in my truck or with my bow hunting gear. I own two of them, and they have turned out to be the highest quality most reliable firearms I own. The DAO trigger is long but is consistent and smooth. I told him I’m shooting the same Remington ammo in all of them (I don’t use the reloads or Russian stuff). Granted, .380 pocket autos are not guns that you take to the range for fun. All of this list (for the most part) are price point guns and no, you will not get HK quality for $200, but this list is about as fanboy as anything I have ever seen on here. The movie Gigli had the worst, lowest rating ever on IMDB, voted on by tens of thousands of people. http://virtualchick.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/unicorn.jpg. CPX 2. Your email address will not be published. The Mag release is a piece of cake. (Including the book he wrote about how to cheat Amazon buyers by faking reviews.). Split chassis, cracked frames, split rails, broken take down pins. You did NOT mention that the Pico has RE-STRIKE CAPAPIBILITY. Various light machine gun and rifle variants were also planned, but few ever made it to the prototype stages. I fire a couple of magazines a month thru them so as not to get too rusty . There is an author named John Lott, who became a best seller from an unknown very quickly by doing exactly that. Shocking that an IO Inc product is at the bottom of the barrel. The Kahr chokes on all kinds of ammo. I have had my CPX 2 and have shot many hundreds of rounds through it, no jams, no misfires, not really impressed with the rear sites, so I put a laser on it and it is accurate, I like not having a safety on it, but with 9 pounds of trigger pressure you do not need a safety. The SCCY has one of the best rating out of these guns on your post. I give them a failing grade because neither gun reliably goes bang each time you pull the trigger on factory ammo. It’s almost like clockwork, at about the 5th round it’ll turn the shell sideways then the returning bolt will grab it. CM40 is my summe4 carry. So special, they ride the short bus. Their customer service is great and my pistol has run 100% since I bought it with multiples of hundreds of rounds through it. It smacks you hand, mostly due to the 2 finger grip. Both the front and rear sights are black which can make it difficult to see them if you are aiming against a dark background. As a long, and I do mean long time P3AT owner, you must be one of those anti Keltec trolls that hated them from the start. I also Have the Kahr CW380 nice guy but finicky on ammo. But despite those advantages, .380 pocket pistols have also been plagued by a number of downsides. If you use ratings to determine which gun works or doesn’t work for you, you are a fool. around $219 plus S&H and ffl fees. Mine works, has worked, continues to work, and has never not gone “bang”. If it’s good I’ll spread the word. You find that to be an effective way to make friends and influence people? The warranty can’t be beat. Mostly new firearm buyers that buy into all the advertising and ridiculous internet junk. http://www.waltherarms.com/handguns/ppk/ Whatever-everything else pops in…and their FB page is odd too. YES, of course I’d rate the G19 – at least from a practical, hardcore perspective – an obviously more robust, serious combat-capable CC piece, but when you think about it, here I am comparing a Glock 19 to a SCCY CPX-2 for certain situations… and that HAS to be a compliment to the SCCY, in an offhand way… (and don’t accuse me of being a “Glock fanboy”… I own diverse alternatives, and was actually very slow by choice getting into the Glock game.) The wisdom of the crowd phenomenon? capacity. The trigger pull on most .380 autos is exceptionally long and gritty. Actually, the KelTec P11 is the same size, came first and holds two more rounds. I recommend them to people all the time, but I do caution that, as is to be expected with a DAO, the trigger is long. With an MSRP of $651 (street prices will likely be lower), it barely makes the $700 cutoff, but this 6+1 .380 certainly deserves a spot on the list of best pocket pistols. 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