Originally Posted by oldiesradio1560
My post comes from a discussion I have with a friend who just got his carry permit. He wants a Walther PPK .380 to carry. I have a M640-3 .357 mag. I carry Hormany Critical Defense. I look at 600+fpe @ 1000+fps a better manstopper than .380. The purpose is to Stop the threat isn't it?
Yes- one round of each, in exactly the same place, your .357 is probably the better stopper.
Your friend's pistol is:
1. More comfortable to shoot
2. Possibly more accurate
3. Holds more rounds
4. Might be more concealable due to the width
Different strokes for different folks. I personally wouldn't choose a PPK because there are lighter, more concealable choices in 9mm. That doesn't mean he's wrong, or that his choice won't work for him.