Ask Armscor if they have a rental FT9 at Parang, so you can try
before you buy. Seeing how it fits your hand, how it points, is
one thing, Seeing how it shoots is quite another.
Also ask them
what IWB holsters in Kydex are compatible with the FT9. If you
are in Parang to test-shoot, you might as well get to know
Mang Tony Giron's location and price, so your future (custom)
leather IWB is easier to obtain.
IMHO lang, ha? But...
When you're counting on a .380 platform for CCW-SD, you'll need
a LOT more practice to have confidence in it as a weapon.
Get tight groups consistently, and keep in mind the target area
for .380 is very different from 9mm up. You will want to bring a
marker pen regularly to the range, to dress up your cardboard.
Only the triangle from the nose bridge to the corners of the mouth
counts, as far as head shots are concerned. COM isn't quite COM,
either. Pick a bias on either side of the sternum, about 2-2.5" off
center, just above nipple height, and practice hitting it.The idea
is to avoid dealing with thick bone.
JMO, but with .380, it's not a bad idea to zip up a triple tap,
from just under the ribcage, to the chest, then a prayer shot at
the head. It takes about a second and a half from draw, if you've
practiced enough: have cardboard at 2m distance at first, then
move it out as you get used to the weapon.
EDIT: 1.5 seconds triple tap from draw might not seem all that
"fast" to some gamers, but keep in mind this is a draw from