Brought the P232 .380 home today. Here it is with some of its similar siblings. (top: Sig P232, from left: Sig P238, Ruger LC9, S&W Shield, Glock 27) The P238 is much smaller for the same ballistic load (6 rounds of .380). The LC9 and the Shield are more powerful (9mm), yet lighter and a smidge smaller. The Glock 27 is not much bigger in profile (though it is considerably wider) and carries 9 rounds of much more powerful .40. The P232 is essentially a clone of the Walther PPK, so it's reflective of a design from the 1930s. The other guns have newer designs and/or more modern materials. The P232 is a big, heavy gun for what it is. But it's beautiful and that's what matters.