Within the next week or two I plan to go buy myself a new pistol, something to meet the BUG/when it really has to be concealed needs. After going to the gunstore I narrowed it down to 4 choices:
Bersa Thunder .380: Gunstore is currently selling the bi-tone one for $219. My dad has one, its ok to shoot, not my favorite. Longer barrel than other choices. It is accutrate, and I don't mind the little bit of weight it has.
Taurus 851 or 651: I already have a .357, and for this purpose I don't think that I would really need that round, and should be fine with a good .38spl +p. However, currently they are about the same price (about $330-350 I think), and if there isn't much difference, might as well get the .357. I like the fact that even though the hammer is shrouded, it can be used manually to swith to SA if you want.
S&W Model 638: On sale this month for a little more than the Taurus at $350. Same reasoning as above for the Taurus. Just made by a different company.
Kel-Tec P3AT: Currently selling for $250. Extremely small and probably a breeze to conceal. Seem to of have some reliability issues during break in.
I have shot a Taurus and Bersa, I don't know of any ranges around school where I could rent the other two to shoot. Opinions on any of these? Pros/cons for any of them?