In your opinion, is the .380 enough for self defense? Looking at ballistics charts..........I don't know, not very good. I don't think I'd trust my life with it. But, you do have the advantage of being able to carry a relatively small firearm. I'd certainly rather have a .380 than nothing at all. Taking a step up to a 9mm seems like a wise decision to me. Whaddya think? Anyone's EDC a .380? Heres some data from BBTI: Buffalo bore JHP, 90 gr +p. Velocity: 1158 fps Muzzle energy: 280 ft-lbs 3" barrel. I'll admit, ammo has gotten A LOT better in recent years, and while that isn't too shabby, I'd still rather have something bigger. Just MHO.