Kel-Tec P3AT. This little gun is a real gem. Its the size of other guns that are chambered for .25 ACP or .32 ACP, but its chambered for the more powerful .380 ACP cartridge. .380 is by no means a powerhouse, but it way better than a .32. I use 90 grain Cor-Bon +P loads. It has been 100% reliable. Even when I neglect to clean all the pocket lint out of it. Wearing shorts in the summer or dress pants sometimes makes it impossible to conceal a real gun.
I have a Baby Browning in .25 ACP I often carry but that is more of an "Isn't this cute" deal than a true carry piece and I always have at least a Kel-Tek P-40 in 40 S&W or the 9mm version of the same on me. More often I carry a full service sized Springfield XD40 as it isn't all that hard to conceal with a decent holster and a little thought on what I'm wearing. The smallest I've carried to rely on was a Beretta 84 in 380 ACP. I've carried the small framed 38 Spl revolvers but find they are not any thinner than a duty sized pistol and not any better to hide overall than the Kel-Teks (or similar pistols) mentioned above. Th small pistols also carry more rounds and are quicker to reload which may be important as the incidence of multiple assailants is now around the 50% mark if not over.
I have a High Standard double action derringer in .22mag, I guess that is about the smallest, And I have a Kel-tec 32cal
I suppose any gun is better then no gun, but I would hate to get in a real gunfight with a mouse gun like those, but sometimes it hard to carry something bigger, and I make sure that any tiny gun, I carry gets practiced with and I can shoot mine well.
my 12 gauge 870 or my sks , handguns are illegal to carry in canada!
but i can walk down the street with my gun unloaded and in its case;cops however usualy stop you and raise a ruckus but send you on your way after they establish you've got your p.a.l.!
:roll: :lol: hehehe gun laws in canada are quite odd!