Hey, everybody - first post here. Glad to be on board. I'm working on getting my CHL and I've been leaning toward a compact .40 S&W like the HK P2000SK, Sig P239, or waiting for the Beretta PX4 subcompact .40 (which should be available "late-summer, early-fall"). I'm a sucker for traditional double action (SA/DA) and it occurred to me that if I expand my search to include .380 auto, I have more options. Plus a .380 may be easier to carry everyday. Here's my question: is a .380 auto too small as a main carry gun? Can an "average" shot hit the broad side of a barn from 20 feet with something with a 2" or 3" barrel? Is the drop in knock-down power between .40SW and .380Auto a legit concern (i.e. should I be worried about penetration through moderate-to-heavy clothing)? Thanks for your help!