My all time favorite defense pistol is? And it is because?
As for .380's I think the Bersa Thunder is about the most under rated small auto on the market. I like 'em so much I bought two!I got a chance to fondle a G42 at the store the other day. Really solves a lot of issues I have with .38acp single-stack pistols. Good trigger (standard glock), slide release, real sights and a grip long enough for medium hands.
I'm not sold on .38acp, but damn was that a convenient package. The M&P Shield is something I want to get my hands on since it's similar size.