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Old 09-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #31
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Forgot about the HD version.

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:39 AM   #32
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I have the Taurus tcp. Great shooting little gun. Looks like a cell phone in your front pocket. 199 at the gun show.

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Bersa Thunder 380 is a good gun, use it for my carry gun too. Bersa also offers a Thunder 380 CC designed for conceal carry.

And you can't complain about the price.
I agree completely. Its a great reliable and affordable fire arm. Its my EDC and I love it. I put 200 rounds of the cheapest ammo I could find through it and no problems.
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I'm sorry, I just saw your reply. It was actually a huge surprise!! I owned a PF9 and that gun was VERY unpleasant to shoot. I'm not recoil sensitive, It's just not fun. Of course the 938 has more punch than the 238, but on my first trip to the range I easily put 200 rounds through it. Left with barely any hand fatigue. I HIGHLY recommend the 938 for anyone looking for a micro 9mm with a nice SA trigger pull.
Thanks for the response. I'm not a big 9mm fan, but I'm even less of a .380 fan. Still, as a backup or "let me get my wallet" gun the Sig 938 looks like a good choice. I really appreciate the info.
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I really enjoy shooting my CZ 83; very comfortable, accurate, and high quality.

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I went to LGS a few days ago to look at .380s and thought I was going to buy the LCP. A few friends have it and I think its a great weapon for the price. When I got tot the store I picked up the Diamondback DB380 and loved everything about it. But, I hadn't heard anything about them so I just put the minimum layaway money down and held the DB (was the last one). I came home and the reliability reviews across the board were terrible. I am very disappointed as the feel and look of that gun was fantastic. So, I guess I will be going back to the LCP. I do like the SIG but its pretty expensive. My wife will probably be adding a pocket gun to her purse after she gets CCW so I may pass the LCP to her and get a SIG later.

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For a purse gun a CZ is very attractive. You can find the 13 shot surplus for around $230 + FFL. The won't fit in your pocket but the gun shoots very well. The CZ is the only 380 I have shot that I wouldn't call it a belly gun. I have fired the Taurus, Ruger and I own a P-3AT

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I have been contemplating a concealed carry permit and that has lead to many shopping trips for the gun I would count on. I am leaning VERY strongly toward the Ruger LC9... noticeably larger than the LCP but still very slim and trim. Would have probably already bought one but Ruger puts on that stupid chamber indicator... personal preference is toward the 9mm but there are lots of good 380s. LCP, bodyguard, Bersa, p238, p3at, and my personal face... Walther PPK/S... James Bond sure made the. 380 look sweet didn't he?

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I have been contemplating a concealed carry permit and that has lead to many shopping trips for the gun I would count on. I am leaning VERY strongly toward the Ruger LC9... noticeably larger than the LCP but still very slim and trim. Would have probably already bought one but Ruger puts on that stupid chamber indicator... personal preference is toward the 9mm but there are lots of good 380s. LCP, bodyguard, Bersa, p238, p3at, and my personal face... Walther PPK/S... James Bond sure made the. 380 look sweet didn't he?
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I have been contemplating a concealed carry permit and that has lead to many shopping trips for the gun I would count on. I am leaning VERY strongly toward the Ruger LC9... noticeably larger than the LCP but still very slim and trim. Would have probably already bought one but Ruger puts on that stupid chamber indicator... personal preference is toward the 9mm but there are lots of good 380s. LCP, bodyguard, Bersa, p238, p3at, and my personal face... Walther PPK/S... James Bond sure made the. 380 look sweet didn't he?
Before you buy the LC9 make sure you can operate the safety easily. I'm hearing a lot of complaints from people with larger hands that the safety is too small to operate comfortably.
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