reply to post by captaintyinknots
Well, between 9mm and .380, I would probably lean toward a .380. Not because a .380 has better balistics, but because usually the guns are smaller and
more concealable. My ideal concealment gun would be neither of the calibers. It would be a Commander sized 1911 in .40 or .45.
As for the question of availability, neither calibers are readily available. Because 9mm is a military round, most is bought up by the military.
Because of this, many people bought .380s and the availability of that has plumetted to occaisional sightings at Walmart, but very rare. If you buy it
at a gun store, the old "Supply and Demand" theory is in effect there and it will be high priced.
I'm not sure I really answered your real question, but it was some information for you to consider.