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Old 08-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #71
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The gaining popularity of the .380 makes me wonder if Glock will finally release .380s to the general population. Fingers crossed!! I would buy one in a hot minute if they came out with a single stack .380.

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IMO the 380 made a niche for itself, because

the pistols were specifically designed smaller,

and narrower, for CC.

9mm is now cutting into the action, by also

making small offerings, but my guess is the 380

is here to stay.

Many, like me, who use many calibers, are trying to

avoid confusion such as the 9mm Luger (9x19) and .380(9x17)

can create. They are very similar in size. So we choose either

one or the other.

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The .380 acp is gaining momentum as a good carry gun. The 9mm has a lot more options than the .380 because there are so many different 9mm guns made. But gun makers are realizing that people like the .380 which is why more .380 models are showing up.

I often wonder if a full size .380 (4 or 4.5 barrel) locked breech with 12 to 15 round mags were made, would it sell well?
If you can find a Beretta 84 or it's Browning rollmarked version it comes close.
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I used to own a couple of 380s...PPKS, Colt Mustang. Now I have an NAA Guardian in .32 loaded with FMJ. Go from there to a High power in 9 or a Glock 27.

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I am going to get the Ruger LC380 if I can find one locally.

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The .380 acp is gaining momentum as a good carry gun. The 9mm has a lot more options than the .380 because there are so many different 9mm guns made. But gun makers are realizing that people like the .380 which is why more .380 models are showing up.

I often wonder if a full size .380 (4 or 4.5 barrel) locked breech with 12 to 15 round mags were made, would it sell well?
Guess you never saw the Beretta 84....4" tube(3.92) and 13+1,..with exts. selling that do 16+1...good back up to an M-11 In .380..looks like a shrunken 92....
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Bersa will come out with the BP380cc in early 2014. A polymer gun with 3.3 inch barrel, 7 or 8 round mag and locked breech, striker-fire. The exact same gun as the BP9cc 9mm. Beretta has come out with the PICO, Walther now has the PK380 and on and on. If anything, people are more and more going to the .380 for carry/home defense. Myself, I believe a .380 loaded with good defensive ammo or a .32 acp loaded with FMJ will defend you well. I'm not against people who like big calibers but I like smaller calibers.

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Guess you never saw the Beretta 84....4" tube(3.92) and 13+1,..with exts. selling that do 16+1...good back up to an M-11 In .380..looks like a shrunken 92....
My first pistol, 84FS; .380 staggered magazine , 13+1. Never gave me a moments worth of trouble and until I got my Nano it was my CCW. Now I prefer the 9 only because of the size of the Nano and the availability of quality ammo. .380 ammo is a rip nowadays.
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.380 is losing popularity among new gun buyers in my opinion. Reliable 9mms can now be purchased on a scale almost as small as most of the .380s I've seen. And the .380 does not pass the FBI Penetration Standards. It doesn't pack enough punch for a self defense round.

They're fun to shoot though! I like plinking, or shooting the occasional possum in the trash, raccoon agitating the dogs etc. with them.

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You keep fooling yourself that a .380 does not pack a punch so that you can justify buying a 9mm instead. I have already stated that the .380 has taken down wild boar and bear. The .380 has less recoil than 9mm and will do the job. .380 no longer has to prove itself.

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