That’s what I’m saying. I doubt the .380 lcp, which I’m taking to the range tonight, is worse than my 642 with any kind of medium to stout .38 special round.The all time prize for miserable, hard kicking is my 340 with magnums; it's a last ditch GTFOM for bears when hiking. It's hard to say what might hurt most; the gun's recoil or the bear's bite.
Oddly, the 365 is really pleasant to shoot, but it is a bunch bigger than the LCP.
As always, the first rule of gunfighting is 'have a gun', even a little one.