The best things about .308 pistols, It is very compact, easy to pocket and it can serve as your protection when you really need to defend yourself against an attacker who is in close range.
While we see that the Glock 42 becomes the largest pistol on our list for concealed carry, we cannot help ourselves not to include it.
This is a very compact, very light gun that is chambered in .380 ACP. While you can actually fit into your jacket pocket, it can hold six rounds in a single stack magazine. Price $468
Ruger LCP II .380
Undeniably one of the best .380 pistols for concealed carry, this 5.17 inches long polymer-framed handgun is always a best seller among civilians on CCW while it remains to be one of the favorite back-up weapons by law enforcers.
Very light at only 10.6 ounces, it has a fixed sight and low-profile design and won’t snag on any holster you won’t worry an attacker would outdraw you in a crucial time. Price $299
S&W Bodyguard 380
Weighing about 12.3 ounces with a length of 5.25 inches, it is featured with a stainless steel slide that is black anodized to blend with the gun.
A slide stop lever is also equipped so that the gun won’t lock once the last ammo is fired.
It also has drift-adjustable stainless steel sights so you can practice it for short and long-distance shooting. Stainless barrel and slide are also matte-finished.
For accessories, you can also add few dollars for your purchase and you get for it a Crimson Trace laser. Priced $329
Kahr CW 380
Looking great and sophisticated with its black and grey combination, it should feel solid on anyone’s grip and can secure the pistol sturdily.
With a drift-adjustable rear sight, this allows you to see the front sight easily which is also low-profiled. For the slide, this is built from 416 stainless steel with matte finish.
Moreover, what I like most about this double-action handgun is its smooth trigger pull that really controls the recoil.
Low recoil translates to faster continuous shots without much kickbacks. With a 6 round magazine, this will also perform better with ball ammo and hollow points and will cycle well.
This pistol is excellent at follow-up shots while the slide also locks back when you’re magazine got empty. Priced $349
Sig Sauer P238
This is a very small handsome-looking gun. In spite of its small bearing, this can totally stop someone from attacking you assuming you have a good bullet placement.
Actually, looking back at the popular 1911 handgun, this is more like it. But you will be glad to know that among the best .380 pistols for concealed carry, this one is rare because it’s all of metal construction.
With a slide made of stainless steel and an aluminum alloy frame, combine these metals and they weigh only 15.2 ounces. Take note that a gun with a solid metal construction can hold up those extra recoils.
With an overall length of 5.5 inches and with a barrel of 2.7 inches long, this could be enough to carry though it could be a bit heavy on your side waist. Priced $355
Taurus 738 TCP
If you have a tight budget, this .380 pocket pistol should be at the top of your options list.
Although Taurus was known before as makers or Beretta and Smith & Wesson handguns, the company recently underwent a major renovation making them a reliable supplier of low-cost guns that are innovative, of high quality, and affordable price. Customer service is also very reliable.
The Taurus 738 TCP weighs only 10.2 ounces but it can hold the usual 6 plus one round for handguns in the same size range. It comes in either stainless or blued steel. Priced $225