The .380 ACP is one of the oldest handgun calibers in use today, older than the .45 ACP by three years, and both calibers can be traced back to Colt and inventor John M. Browning. The .380 was developed by Browning 108 years ago and is a truly American cartridge, despite its fame in one of the world’s most famous handguns, the Walther PPK. For the past century the .380 ACP has remained among the most popular calibers in the world, and today, as American manufacturers expand their product lines, the .380 has truly fulfilled the vision John Browning had for it back in 1908. Scroll through the gallery above to see 10 compact pistols in .380 ACP.


Beretta Pico

Chiappa MC 14

Colt Mustang Lite

Glock 42

Kimber Micro Advocate

Ruger LCP Custom


Sig Sauer P238 Extreme

Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380

Taurus Curve


The Next-Gen Beretta Pico

4 Concealed Carry Holsters for the Chiappa MC 14

General Officer’s Pistols: Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1903 & 1908

Going GLOCK: 4 People on Why They Use GLOCK Pistols

Micro .380 Defender: Kimber’s Micro Carry Advocate

Pocket Powerhouse: The Ruger LCR Revolver in .327 Magnum

Quad-Locked & Loaded: The SCCY CPX-3

Transformer: The Sig Sauer P320

Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center M&P R8 Pistol

Bullish on Defense: Taurus’ Covert Autos & Revolvers

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