Most people here are of the opinion that the BT380 is small enough to carry and also accurate enough for a range gun. I have found that to be true also. I have had several and had no problems hitting targets of soda can size out to 25 yds with them. The longer fixed barrel makes it much more accurate than the timy poly frame .380s. Their short sight radius is also not great for range work as well as the triggers which are mostly DA only. The BT380 gives you a choice ov DA or SA trigger, with the SA trigger being the best for range work and accuracy at any range.