.380 Ruger LCP II. No bigger than a cellphone. Only 11 ounces loaded with 6 round magazine & 1 in the chamber. Low recoil with proper grip. Accurate to 10-15 yards for self-defense with a few hours training. Under $300. Don't leave home without it.I've found that over the years I leaned toward smaller, more basic in everything. Simple small xB car. I went from a wall full of stereo gear to an "executive" style that sits on a desk. Simpler watch, clothes, no more paid TV. Guns, I went Single-Six to Bearcat. Full size revolver to compact auto. My carry was an SP101, now it's a mouse gun. Nice to just tote 16 oz, loaded.
If buying another, I would move up to the .380 Ruger LCP Max for the better sights and more capacity without increasing size and only increasing loaded weight by an ounce.