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Old 02-11-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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What would be a good (if any) 380. Relibable,accurate but inexpensive, or would I be better off with a 9mm and if so same questions?



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Old 02-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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What do you want to do with the weapon? What are your personal skill sets with weapons previously? What is your "ideal" configuration for the pistol in question? What do you want it to do for you?

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What do you want to do with the weapon? What are your personal skill sets with weapons previously? What is your "ideal" configuration for the pistol in question? What do you want it to do for you?

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If its for defense, neither the 380 or 9. Needs to start with a ".4" for that purpose.
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You should check out the Bersa .380. It is a great little gun; well-made, reliable and easy to carry. An excellent value for the money. I'd recommend it. - Q.C.

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A 9mm is a better choice but you will have to express what you plan to use the pistol for and your experience with firarms. IE, I'm new to guns and want personal protection, I've have shot a lot and I'm looking for a carry pistol, I want to target shoot, I'm looking for a pistol for home defense.

Best advice is to find a pistol range that rents pistols and express your needs then shoot every pistol you want to. that with give you a better understanding than asking us. Hands on at a range is what you should do.

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Default Bersa Thunder 380

I own the Bersa Thunder 380 and love it. As a female, I found it was easier to conceal that my husband's Glock and if I need to use it - it will serve the purpose. The grip fits the hand well - it is tight and the sites are great. Good luck.

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Assuming offhand you'll be using it for #1 plinking, and #2 home/car defense, naturally the 9mm would be not only more effective, it would also likely be cheaper to shoot, given it's NATO active status. 9mm, and even .40S&W can also be had in an package of similar size to some .380s too. I ALWAYS opt for the more powerful round when faced with a choice like that-but that's just me personally.

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If its for defense, neither the 380 or 9. Needs to start with a ".4" for that purpose.
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Thanks everyone, Guess I did leave a lot to wonder about. I was a SASS shooter untill we started traveling(full time R.V.'er) . I'm looking for something inexpensive to plink with and sometimes carry for defence. I've little experience with an auto but am planning on learning. Hope this helps

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Go with 9mm. The ammunition is plentiful and cheap. There are also more offerings of pistols in the 9mm caliber versus .380 caliber.



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