Top 5 Most Efficient .380 Pistols (Plus Full Rankings Chart)

In this episode of TFBTV, James tells you which guns are SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to be the best subcompact and pocket .380 handguns on the market. Kind of. James walks you through some formulas he came up with to find what carry mouseguns are the most efficient in terms of how many rounds they carry in relation to their size and weight. James gives you the top 5 most efficient doublestack subcompact .380s, and the most efficient 6, 7, and 8 rounds single stacks.


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James Reeves

James Reeves is a licensed and practicing concealed weapons instructor, the winner of Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, a graduate of Front Sight, the Shooter Performance Institute, and Tier 1 Group, and is an Appleseed-qualified Rifleman. James previously owned and operated a gun shop in Tallahassee, FL and worked as a regional sales representative for distributor/importer, Interstate Arms Company. He is a coverage litigation attorney by day. James likes traveling with his wife, boating, America, photography, guns, gear he doesn’t really need, cold beer, and a little exercise here and there (James is also GORUCK Tough). Above all, James enjoys creating content for TFBTV. Follow James on Twitter @jjreeves.


  • Pete – TFB Writer

    Do not watch this video. Lies. I want an attorney! Wait, I want a different attorney.

  • billyoblivion

    RE: Spreadsheet;

    Shouldn’t it be “Rounds per *CUBIC* inch” rather than square inch? This takes into account 3 dimensions rather than two.

    • A.WChuck

      I agree, it would be a far more accurate metric to use.

      • iksnilol

        You said whilst using imperial measurements.

    • James Reeves

      No, it only covers HxW, so it’s squinch. I wouldn’t factor in length for a number of reasons:
      1) It’ll add more weight, which will naturally add more to the denominator;
      2) Length is not the tricky part to conceal in most conventional modes of carry, and;
      3) The least important reason – there are more-difficult-to-comparatively-quantify benefits to length such as an increase in velocity and sight radius that wouldn’t warrant “penalizing”.

      • Dougscamo

        Is there a flux capacitor in this reply?

        • James Reeves

          No but I am about to fling my keyboard at 88mph and tear the time space continuum

  • The Mystic Seer

    Didn’t watch yet, but I’m guessing Beretta 84.

  • Dougscamo

    I’m waiting for the photo-shopped memes to start flowing in….
    BTW, LOVED your Pilates outfit with the Taurus….

  • TheNotoriousIUD