I love my Ruger LCP.
We have 5 LCP's in my extended family.
I think they do kick, but not badly at all for me.
My wife regularly shoots hers to stay proficient, and the kick doesn't seem to bother her .
I own 2 Sig's, but neither is the 238.
You like .380?
Here's my Sig P230 SL in .380
I carried this for years before getting my LCP.