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What's a good .380 Pistol to buy?

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #51
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I should also note, if you do lean towards a bersa thunder, the newest generation is okay to dry fire without snap caps. They have reinforced firing pins. Older bersas not so much.
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Ruger LCP, has the trigger pull of a double action, but is a great gun
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Originally Posted by zaitsev44 View Post
Ruger LCP, has the trigger pull of a double action, but is a great gun
I have an LCP and a P-238. The Ruger is slightly more concealable, but the P-238 is much more fun to shoot. With the Ruger I find myself having to readjust my grip after every shot or two. The p-238 recoil is so low I rarely have to readjust during a magazine. The texture of the grips helps with this, too. All in all it comes back on target much faster than the Ruger.

The cons of the P-238 are less concealable but not impossible, weighs a bit more making ankle wear a little more uncomfortable, and the price of the spare mags.

The cons of the LCP are snappy recoil, less visible sights, and a less comfortable grip for my hands.

I'm not mentioning price because I consider either one to be a secondary self-defense weapon. Life is worth any price whether it's mine, or a loved one.
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Originally Posted by gremlock686 View Post
I use to have a .380 like 12 years ago, and I liked it, for it's size, and carry Guns changed since that time, what's a great .380 pistol out there? I'm liking the Colt .380. Opinions ?
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Watch these vids on various 380's and pocket carry.

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Only one you missed was the great little taurus tcp 380
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As you have seen there are a lot of good little 380s out there and alot depends on if it fits you. Also the $$$$$ you want to spend. I agree with Winds and some of the others the little SIG is probably one of the tops in my book although I no longer own one. I had a 230 that was a forunner to the 238 and it was a sweet littl pistol and accurate. I presently have a Kahr P-380 which is a good littl 380 but kind of pricy. But the Rugers and others are good pistols for somewhat less money. Below is the Kahr that I carry most of the time in very warm weather when I can not hide my Glock 27 or 1911.

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I used to tote a little Colt Mustang .380 ACP that i liked well. it was a good fit for my hand and very concealable.
they now have the pocket lite that looks like it would be a dandy little CC pistol.
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I shot the kahr and the sig 238 hd side by side the other day, and the sig shot the kahr out of the water. Same price point, but that little sig is so the way to go, smooth shooter, and more accurate than I would've thought.. The kahr jumped around a little more, but that sig was awesome!
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Default What's a good .380 Pistol to buy?

^^^what he said. I've owned several of these various .380 guns mentioned and the Sig takes the cake. The 1911 ergos, the functional sights (which are night sights to boot), the ability to 'cock-n-lock', the extended mag baseplate so your pinkie finger has a solid home, accuracy, and build quality just put it in a league of its own. It out shoots the Kahr, the LCP's sights are nothing but bumps and its mag never seemed fully inserted and didn't snap totally in and flush but remains slightly springy which always bothered me and recoil was snappy, the Bodyguard's laser was too far for my finger to reach and trigger pull pales to the Sig. The Taurus, well, it's just not as good. The Mustang, nothing bad to say, just like the Sig better. The Kimber, still like the Sig better. The Bursa, fine gun, just big for a .380. Is the Sig pricey? Yes...but it's the best. Shoot one. I also, just because, had a Makarov and a PPK and still, the Sig just won me over and everything else was sold or traded.

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