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Old 02-20-2014, 05:48 PM   #31
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Why carry a 380 when a 9mm or 40 can be had in the same size. Anyone carrying a bodyguard needs to get with the program and buy a shield. Lol

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #32
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If I was given a choice between 380 and 9MM it's gonna be a 9... Have no desire to switch to 40, and I retired my. 45's


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I don't see much difference in the 380 and 9 other than 380 s come in very small frames to conceal ... but I'm a 45 fan... don't know a lot about those calibers

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380 is 9mm short. That's like saying 40 and 10mm are the same thing. Manage to get a 9mm to chamber in a 380 and you'll see the difference real quick.

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I get that a mini 380 won't handle the 9 mm cartridge... I'm saying the benefit in the larger doesn't seem to out way the benefit of the more concealable 380 frame

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The difference in power is greater than the difference in size.

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Agreed... but some would say not I think

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What a funny discussion this has turned into. I carry , depending upon circumstances:
Micro Desert Eagle
SMC-380
Colt Mustang
PA-63, 9x18
CZ-82, 9X18
CZ-75 Compact, 9X19

In Winter, mostly the CZ's, summer mostly the PA-63. I always prefer a long barrel to a short barrel, for the ballistics advantage. When carrying the micro Desert Eagle, I load it with +P hardcast ammo to try overcome it's ballistic deficiencies. Life is a compromise ( unless maybe you live on a ranch in Wyoming, then a rifle would be nice).
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