My issue with the 380 isn't its performance. I think its good enough. My issue is I can find 9mm ammo for practice easier and often cheaper than 380. Couple that with many options in 9mm just as small as ones in 380 and I don't personally own one.
Know the status of your weapon
Keep your muzzle oriented so that no one will be hurt if the firearm discharges
Keep your finger off the trigger until you have an adequate sight picture
Maintain situational awareness