I do get a charge out of folks who condemn a weapon because it stovepipes. It does that because you are limp wristing it. I can make mine do it too just by doing precisely that. I do plan to get the taurus 738 soon for the fact that it has the last shot hold open. I do have problems racking the slide on my Keltecs. The spring is terribly stiff, and I am terribly old. Hands have arthritis. I also have a Beretta with a tip up barrel in .380. Rather large for a .380 but is easy to use. I think it is the model 84 or 86 fs. No longer in production, but beautiful piece. Sell now for about $1000.00 NIB if you can find one.