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Old 08-12-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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I certainly hope none of us have to resort to shooting someone. But if the situation calls for it, good luck on shot placement.

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Good shot placement won't be hard with a generous time like 2 seconds at self defense ranges (7-15 yards).


Say this at a normal, and relaxed speech rate:


"1 thousand and one, 2 thousand and two."


When you say 1 thousand, squeeze your trigger finger like it's depressing a trigger, when you say 2 thousand do the same thing. You'll get a good idea of what it means to space your shots a second apart. Get to where you can get decent groupings with your shots spaced 1 second apart or less, and you're in good shape.

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Good shot placement won't be hard with a generous time like 2 seconds at self defense ranges (7-15 yards).


Say this at a normal, and relaxed speech rate:


"1 thousand and one, 2 thousand and two."


When you say 1 thousand, squeeze your trigger finger like it's depressing a trigger, when you say 2 thousand do the same thing. You'll get a good idea of what it means to space your shots a second apart. Get to where you can get decent groupings with your shots spaced 1 second apart or less, and you're in good shape.

One of the reasons I like head to head bowling pin shoots is it provides good practice. You have to hit 5 targets quickly and accurately at 7 yards with a person shooting in the next lane for distraction. If you don't clear the table in under 6 seconds you generally will lose the match...
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Can't argue with you that bigger is certainly better caliber wise. My point is that there are times I don't want to strap on a 1911 or a .357 and a gun in the pocket is better than being unarmed.

No, I wouldn't expect the same results out of .380 as .45 but then again I'm confident a .380 will be adequate if I put the shots where they need to be...
I pocket carry a 3" 1911 every day.

I've never had to choose between going unarmed or packing a weak-sister mouse gun, which is a bad choice either way.

The right pocket holster is the key.
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Ruger LCR



15.9 oz loaded.

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15.9 oz loaded.
Canebrake, nice Monster. I have the orange and the black.
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Canebrake, nice Monster. I have the orange and the black.
You didn't buy the black on ebay did you?

I sold my black ~ a year ago!

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I have gotten to where I prefer to carry my model 85 these days. It's slightly heavier than your LCR, maybe and ounce or so. You can always trust .38 +P Specials have excellent power.

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NGIB, Bersa makes some good .380s that won't break the bank and work really well. Their blowback pistols are much better than their 9mm, .40 and .45 bigger sisters. They've been known to have the occasional QC slip-up but the warranty service is excellent, just make sure to test the pistol thoroughly before carrying it.

I've got one of their older, all steel, .22s and love it. As soon as my gunshop gets some .380 CC models I'm getting one as well. Here's a review from Gunblast: Bersa’s New Thunder 380 Concealed Carry .380 ACP Auto Pistol (the sights on the models I've seen around here are a bit better, still small but with three dots).

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I'm heading to a shop in Savannah in a few minutes that has most of the models I'm looking at in stock. BTW, I've owned a Bersa .380 and currently have an old Interarms PPK (not the PPK/S). Just need a true pocket rocket...

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