The answer is - YES INDEEDY! Yes, Mabel you CAN take your neighborhood back - and here is how you do it!
A little video I put together today. All photos are mine.
Click here for info from the Ruger website.
A decent review video:
I'd encourage you to "YouTube" Ruger LC380.
Here is another video:
Some background - I'd rented a Ruger LCP, which is even smaller. My hands are above average in size and I just could not articulate the LCP. The LC380 is "just right". I have fired hundreds of rounds through this gun with not a single problem. As usual, Ruger's quality and dollar value are exceptional.
Ruger also makes the LC9, which is a nearly identical piece chambered in 9mm. I estimate this would kick a lot more, but would have a lot more stopping power.
A good review of the LC9:
Have a great weekend!