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Old 11-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #31
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Apparently the Mustangs were made with mag capacity of 5rds. The +2 has a mag. capacity of 7rds.
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I am looking to get a .380 myself. I have a P238 on hold, but debating whether to get it or something else such as Ruger LCP or S&W Bodyguard in .380. What would you do?
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I guess it depends on whether you want to just carry it or possible ever have to use it? If it's the latter then the smallest, most reliable 380 that you can make accurate shot placement with in a stressful situation is the Sig-238.

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What is the best .380 "pocket pistol" on the market?
Love my sig 238
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I think the two extemes in size and quality 380s is the Bersa 380s' from the16oz CC to there thunder double stack. Then for the light small end the Taurus TCP with a far better trigger than the others and a slide hold open and better ergos than rugers or kts and the other like models. LGS prices run from 185 to 260 also depending on slide finish and one or two mags.

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Thanks for the info Charlie.

I am looking to get a .380 myself. I have a P238 on hold, but debating whether to get it or something else such as Ruger LCP or S&W Bodyguard in .380. What would you do?
What would I do? I'd handle them all and decide which one I liked best.
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I've been considering getting a pocket .380. I have a Para Warthog that fits in a pocket, but it is kinda chubby, and hard to conceal. Does anybody have experience with a Taurus 738-TCP?

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I've been considering getting a pocket .380. I have a Para Warthog that fits in a pocket, but it is kinda chubby, and hard to conceal. Does anybody have experience with a Taurus 738-TCP?
I've had a couple of chubby's that were hard to conceal.

Sorry I have a wording problem ! .
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I've had a couple of chubby's that were hard to conceal.

Sorry I have a wording problem ! .
I have a stubby that's easy to conceal.
But it won't shoot any more.
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We have 2 taurus tcp 380s in the family. Great mini handguns. Best trigger for the group and they don't seem to care much what HP is used. 10oz weight makes a bit better for recoil. and you have options on models. Plan ole black oxide for 185 to 190 up to a black SS with 2 mags and some other extras for 260 around here. Before I would buy a sig 380 i would carry a 9mm. And I do. Wife and daughter have the 380s now after I run a couply hundred rounds first. Good buy for sure

Why have you not sent your snubby off to be fixed???

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We have 2 taurus tcp 380s in the family. Great mini handguns. Best trigger for the group and they don't seem to care much what HP is used. 10oz weight makes a bit better for recoil. and you have options on models. Plan ole black oxide for 185 to 190 up to a black SS with 2 mags and some other extras for 260 around here. Before I would buy a sig 380 i would carry a 9mm. And I do. Wife and daughter have the 380s now after I run a couply hundred rounds first. Good buy for sure

Why have you not sent your snubby off to be fixed???
Thanks for the info! I am inclined to get the Taurus due to price, and there are many of them available at local dealers.

So far as my stubby (not snubby) is concerned, I can't send it off, I'm kinda attached to it.
It just shrivelled up. Old age, I guess.
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