I'm a bit torn on this issue. I think as a deep cc weapon a .380 is acceptable. On the other hand, there are guns of similar size that pack a bit more punch. the cz 82 in 9x18 is marginally better in power, as well as sights and capacity. The small kahr pistols are available in larger calibers from 9mm to 45 and are also in the same size category as the lcp. That said, the lcp for it's purpose, deep cc, is a good deal price wise and will probably be a reliable piece for a long time.