.380 Pistols: Beretta’s Cheetah Wins Small-Gun Showdown
This cat was as fast and vicious as its namesake, and we liked it better than Walther’s PPK/S-1, the Bersa Thunder, and the North American Arms Guardian.
Smaller guns have always had a certain appeal. In some cases it was just the aspect of miniaturization that captures our imagination. In other cases it was the reassurance of a highly concealable weapon. One niche of such guns were semi-auto .380s, which have long been popular sidearms because of their flat, short footprint and sufficient, if not outstanding, power.