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Old 11-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Every pocket gun conceivable will have limited capacity. Most are in the same boat, with about 5-6 shots. Nothing wrong with the LCR or revolvers in general, so long as you train on reloads. Plus most pocket guns are .380. You can get the LCR in .38 Special or .357 Magnum. Not trying to start a caliber war, but I think most would agree five rounds of either of those is better than five rounds of .380.

I'm also not saying there's anything WRONG with .380
I've heard this argument before. I love my .380. My home defense gun is my Ruger GP 100. I have no doubt, though, my .380 will stop a threat.
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I have never understood this argument. Sure, I wouldn't carry a Smith and Wesson N Frame as a concealed carry gun -- well, maybe sometime, but not usually --but I habitually carry a heavy firearm as my concealed carry, and I never notice it. I'm not a big statured guy, and a 1911 carried concealed bothers me so little that I often forget it's there.
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I've heard this argument before. I love my .380. My home defense gun is my Ruger GP 100. I have no doubt, though, my .380 will stop a threat.
I'm not saying a .380 wouldn't stop a threat. As I said, there's nothing wrong with that caliber. (Although in fairness I've read there are no .380 HP rounds which pass the FBI penetration test)

I'm just saying, ballistically, the .380 loses out against a .38 or .357.
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I have a Kel Tec P 3AT. I would rather have a larger gun. But there are times when the 380 is the best option for me or my wife. I would rather have the 380 than search for a rock. The P 3AT carries great in a flashbang holster. It's like the flashbang was made for the P 3AT or a Ruger 380.
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I'm not saying a .380 wouldn't stop a threat. As I said, there's nothing wrong with that caliber. (Although in fairness I've read there are no .380 HP rounds which pass the FBI penetration test)

I'm just saying, ballistically, the .380 loses out against a .38 or .357.
I certainly agree. I also thought I read somewhere that a FMJ is a better round than a hollow point for a .380.
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I certainly agree. I also thought I read somewhere that a FMJ is a better round than a hollow point for a .380.
A lot of people adhere to that mindset. At least a FMJ .380 can usually pass FBI standards. At least, that's what I've read.

A lot of people only carry FMJs for that caliber, and some others stagger magazines between FMJ and HPs.
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A lot of people adhere to that mindset. At least a FMJ .380 can usually pass FBI standards. At least, that's what I've read.

A lot of people only carry FMJs for that caliber, and some others stagger magazines between FMJ and HPs.
Hmmmm.........never thought of that.
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Hands down ruger lcp no doubt. Extremely light super thin at about the width of a typical iphone or android phone easy to extract from the pocket with a grip on it.

I carry mine and it feels less bulky than my cell. The lcp is surprisingly accurate and smooth shooter.

I carry mine for weeks at a stretch then go to the range just pull it out and shoot. Covered in lint and gunk it goes bang every time. The fact that the lcp works when abused is most important. Its slim design and lightweight makes it a dream to carry.

Ruger lcp is by far the best pocket gun on the market
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A lot of people adhere to that mindset. At least a FMJ .380 can usually pass FBI standards. At least, that's what I've read.

A lot of people only carry FMJs for that caliber, and some others stagger magazines between FMJ and HPs.
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Hmmmm.........never thought of that.
Wait. Do you mean stagger rounds in EACH magazine or have a full magazine of FMJ then another full magazine of HP?

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Hands down ruger lcp no doubt. Extremely light super thin at about the width of a typical iphone or android phone easy to extract from the pocket with a grip on it.

I carry mine and it feels less bulky than my cell. The lcp is surprisingly accurate and smooth shooter.

I carry mine for weeks at a stretch then go to the range just pull it out and shoot. Covered in lint and gunk it goes bang every time. The fact that the lcp works when abused is most important. Its slim design and lightweight makes it a dream to carry.

Ruger lcp is by far the best pocket gun on the market
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I never considered hollow point ammo for a 380. As a group 380 cal pistols are finicky eaters and the FMJ has adequate penetration. The FMJ is a win, win cartridge in the 380.
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