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Old 07-15-2011, 11:55 PM   #51
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they still havent solved the kaboom issue. so none are shipping atm.
Thanks for the reply.. mind refreshing me on said issue? I'm sure I know of it, but have been soo deep into my automotive hobby, I don't recall. Still, with all this time it seems lame to not have resolved whatever the issue may be.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #52
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If you are considering a .380, then may I suggest the .380 Auto Bersa Thunder. They are very reliable. Single/Double action automatic, slide lock, de-cocker, easy to clean. very rare features in a .380 Auto. Bersa has a great reputation for a reliable and inexpensive small lightweight firearm. roughly $300.00 I own one of these and it is my absolute favorite handgun of all I own. Why? because it is small, lightweight and concealable, low recoil, light smooth trigger pull, yet large enough to do the job. And, it is very safe to carry. It also fits my small hands. Drawback is small mag size. 7 rounds. ( Also .380 ammo can be hard to find sometimes. And maybe a bit pricey). But I can carry spares mags, so no worries for me. You can rack the slide beforehand, and then safely lower the hammer with the decocker. Then put the decocker in fire mode and you can carry safely with the hammer down, and you can fire double action, or you can cock the hammer with your thumb and fire single action. Perfect. Plus it is very accurate at range. Good looking too. You can google the Bersa forum to see the gun and read reviews. As I said. I love this gun.

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Don't know if this was suggested,
If you can get to a range,
Some are wheel chair friendly,
You should be able to rent guns to try.
Good Luck.
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If u first thumbcock the hammer, SA autoloaders are very easy to rack back the slide. it's quite feasible, too, to just have someone else load the pistol's chamber and leave the gun in that "mode" with the safety engaged, of course. Way too much is made of this "slide racking difficulty". Mostly, if you get the gun pointed at the gun in time, you wont' even have to fire it, much less hit him. much less have to clear a malfunction. Mostly, if your gun doesn't work right, you'll end up having to eat it. Attacks start from very close range and end up in your face, in about 1 second flat. Just ask Geo Z about that. :-)

google for a Star BM 9mm, or consider a 'mere" .22lr. The Phoenix Arms HP22, for $100 in used condition, is a great little gun for the money. the $300-$600 .22lr models available are a long ways from being 3-6x as much gun, for a fact.

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Old 07-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #55
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This is several years old.

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Thanks.. likewise to the last couple replies. (which I for some reason wasn't notified of) Some good information/suggestions there!

So obviously not much of a self defense piece.. but I wound up inheriting a great little Ruger Single Six 3-screw as my first firearm. (which also re-kindled my interest in guns )

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A Walther P1 9mm is a very controllable, accurate, easy to manipulate, fairly lightly, super easy to take down and clean, and are pretty plentiful on the mil-surp market.

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