Defense Guns & Tactics asks, Is the .380 Pocket Pistol Dead? Recoil Staff November 9, 2015 Join the Conversation So asks Guns & Tactics in a recent article by contributor Judah Torres. They are (or so he opines) uncomfortable, snappy, tough to be accurate with, have limited capacity and just aren't that an effective a round. In a world with M&P SHields, Glock 43s, Glock 19s, Sig P320s and M&PCs, at a time when there are a plethora of good holsters that make it easy to carry a more effective weapon..why would you use a .380? “Modern science has told us that there is no such thing as ‘handgun stopping power.' Ultimately, shot placement is key. To that end, a shooter should strive to be accurate and moderately fast under stress. But on the .380 pocket pistol, the ultra-short sight radius and less-than-optimal sights make a good sight picture fairly tough to acquire quickly. Additionally, most .380 pocket pistols have notoriously difficult triggers, and if our vision determines our speed and our trigger press determines our accuracy, the majority of .380 pocket pistols are just that much more difficult to shoot quickly and accurately. The Glock 42 performs a little bit better than other .380 pocket pistols in my opinion, with a factory Glock trigger and sights, but doesn’t match it’s far more capable big brother, the Glock 43.” He makes some interesting points, though some of us would argue there is still a place for the .380 with some people. You can read what he has to say in its entirety over on Guns & Tactics right here. Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv NRA 2017: SecureIt Model 52 Gun SafeRECOILtv Shot Show 2019: BerettaWho Knew? A Guide to 7.62 Ammo2012 Ford SVT Raptor SuperCrew - Bug-Out Dino NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.