Is the 380 a good pistol for real estate agents?
A lot of our customers buying a pistol online or looking for cheap ammo want to know if the 380 is a good personal protection weapon for them. Real estate agents in particular call us often after hearing about the misfortune of other agents who had something terrible happen to them while they were alone with a complete stranger in a vacant home.
There is no disputing that a 9mm will have more stopping power and more penetrating power. And, 380 ammo costs more than 9mm ammo. However, most of the real estate agents that we speak with want something small, lightweight, and easy to conceal. 9mm handguns are rapidly becoming more compact but the 380 is still smaller. This is what makes 380s so popular, and let’s face it; the bottom line here is that this is a gun and you do not want to be shot with either one.
Most agents want a semi-auto pistol. There are several pistols on the market; some of the most popular are the Bersa Thunder 380, the Glock 42, and Smith & Wesson’s Bodyguard 380. If you are new to pistols, you will need experience to be able to operate a semi-auto. Experience includes firing several hundred rounds through your pistol, taking it apart, cleaning it, and getting to know it very well. You should be able to use it blindfolded with ease. Pick up full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds for target practice. We sell a boatload of these over on our 380 ACP auto ammo page. When the adrenaline is pumping the last thing you want to do is fumble around with the safety switch and nervously attempt to chamber a round.
Ball ammo does have more penetrating power, however for self defense our top sellers are jacketed hollow point (JHP) rounds. For target practice most FMJ rounds we carry are well known name brands which cycle well with guns from most major manufacturers. No matter what you are looking for, we have it over here in: handgun ammo.