I also believe .380 is not the best caliber for SD, but it is better than hand to hand combat. I keep a loaded Kimber Ultra CDP .45 in the nightstand, and carry a RIA .45 when out on the farm. When I travel, it's my CZ 75 Compact 9mm w/14round capacity. My .380 Colt was my travel weapon, but not since I got the CZ. Mike Z