Before I comment on it, I’ll let you in on what he wrote:
Hey I’m John newer to the EDC community and before you say anything yeah I Know it’s a .380 and might as well just buy a .22 but I’m constantly traveling for work and wanted to keep it light but effective at the same time
John, sir, there’s nothing terribly wrong with a .380 ACP with good hollow-points. I believe Shooting the Bull 410 (you can google him) found that XTP loadings perform consistently with about 12″ of penetration. That’s what the FBI likes and represents a nice number to strive for when it comes to tissue penetration.
As for the S&W M&P EZ, it’s an outstanding gun for those with hand strength issues. The folks at Smith have engineered that slide to function with minimal effort on the part of the shooter. Google is your friend and I’ve got a detailed review of it around here somewhere. Bottom line: For those with hand strength issues, the M&P EZ is, in my opinion, hands down the best all-around semi-auto for those folks.
My only criticism would be for Mr. Goudey to slip a light in his pocket and maybe a spare magazine. After all, bad guys prefer to ply their trade in low-light or no-light conditions. And you have to identify your target before you can light them up with your freedom-pellet dispenser. Besides, you’ll use that light on a daily basis.
Then again, he does say he wants to keep it lightweight.
He carries a Gerber blade. Kudos on that front!