i know .380acp is very popular for pocket pistols and not so popular for those who want a larger more powerful cartridge. so i see the want by allot of people for a 9mm pocket pistol that actually fits into a standard pants pocket has gotten allot of traction lately. there is no question the 9mmx19 is a far better round in a full size or even compact pistol, but when you move to a tiny pocket pistol...does the benefit actually work/make sense? so it got me thinking and i was doing some light reading...and i saw some mention of the , .380 being designed for smaller pistols with sub 3" barrel lengths and blow back designs. so in a way the .380 round was designed for tiny pistols sort of i guess would be close to somewhat accurate. so i am wondering does the 9mmx19 round make sense in a sub 3" barreled pocket pistol? thinking of the extra recoil in a 9x19 small lightweight pistol vs. the .380 and the ability to follow up with shots? will the short barrel really utilize the 9mmx19's extra charge/power and bullet weight and turn it into a far superior round for a very small pocket pistol? or is this more of one of those "people want it so we are going to make it" kind of things? i'll be the first to admit i am a big 9mmx19 fan. while i carry a .32acp and a .380acp daily unless dressed to carry a 9mmx19...i am tempted to "upgrade" to a 9mmx19 pocket pistol, but then again is it really that much better in ballistics in a short barreled tiny pistol and the ability to get the most our of it in follow up shots, etc? i am not so sure........thanks in advance to your feedback/insight. also to clarify i am not trying to start a .380 vs. 9mmx19 war thread. i like both rounds and own both. this is more me trying to get all the bias out of the way and look at it more logically, rather than the old "bigger is better" like i normally do.