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Old 02-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #11
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This is total different direction, but if you have alot of single-action experience why not get a smaller cowboy gun, like the Colt Lightning Revolver reproduction that Cimarron makes? I would wager 99% of the fights you're likely to get into running your coach could be settled with a sixgun.



As far as autos, if I was going to get a .380 I would probably get a pocket gun like the Ruger LCP or the Kel-Tec P3AT. Not sure how much fun these guns would be to shoot as a plinker, but you can take them anywhere.

If you want a larger gun, and are still considering .380 then a Walther PPK or a Beretta Cheetah would be a good choice, although a little pricey (especially the Beretta). Everyone give me an amen if you wish they would make both these guns in 9mm!

Like some of the other here, I think stepping up in power would be to your benefit. I don't think 9mm is anemic like some people (although if I knew I was going to a fight I would carry a .40 or .45). I think a 9mm will serve your purpose well, and would recommend you look for a used Glock 19 if you are wanting to keep your pricepoint down.

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The Lightning reproduction you're referring to is NOT a TRUE correct reproduction. The original Lightning was double action, came out as the 1877 model, and was .38. The Thunderer was a .41 if I remember correctly.



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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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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.
Yeah, the Bersa is a very good gun and is up to your standards "Relibable,accurate but inexpensive"... in here they are very popular. But it's better as a Backup gun; Taurus Millenium Pro or the 24/7 Pro would be a better choice in the 9mm caliber... they are "Relibable,accurate but inexpensive" too...
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The Lightning reproduction you're referring to is NOT a TRUE correct reproduction. The original Lightning was double action, came out as the 1877 model, and was .38. The Thunderer was a .41 if I remember correctly.
True enough. Does anyone know of a company making a reproduction in the correct double-action configuration?

I wonder why Cimarron wouldn't make the gun period correct, are their rules against double action for SASS, even if the gun is period correct?...I guess it is called the Single Action Shooting Society...DUH

Of course, if Curly45 has alot of reps under his belt with thumb busters, maybe the incorrect Cimarron would be better than a more correct reproduction.


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