I mean, why would somebody chose an AR-15 in .223, when they could shoot a battle rifle in .308? The .308 is a much more powerful cartridge, and if you can carry an seven pound AR, you can carry a nine and a half pound FAL.
The FAL is clearly superior: It offers more firepower, and there’s no reason not to carry one. The AR platform is dead.
Sounds stupid, right? Well, it is.
Now read this article, and everytime you see “.380”, substitute “AR-15,” and see if makes any sense to you.
Are .380 pocket guns the best choice for concealed carry? No.
Are they a BAD choice? No, not really. There’s a big, big difference between a bad choice for concealed carry, and a less-than optimal choice.
Don’t let best become the enemy of good enough.