Nah - the smallest 9mm pistols are typically just a bit larger than the 380's. I know its not a big difference - but when you are trying to find the smallest pistol you can - small differences can be significant. For example, a Sig 938 is about 0.4" (almost 1/2 inch) longer than a P238. Yeah - the 938 is a 9mm that is almost the same size and weight as the 238 - it will be a bit snappier than the 938 too. At least with me i could get quicker follow up shots on target with a 238. I don't buy the argument that there is no reason for a 380 when you can get a nearly identical size/weight (nearly is the key word - the 9mm versions are always slightly larger) pistol chambered in 9mm. The 380 works for me.