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Old 05-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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What's up with the .380 round? Never really hear too much about it and I was thinking about adding one to my collection. Would you guys carry a .380 or would you feel underpowered?

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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I pocket carry a micro .380 in a Blackhawk #3 pocket holster and I feel secure with it as my EDC.

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I carried 380's for a few years and can say from all the articles I see telling me that the 380 is too small that is total nonsense. I looked up some real life statistics on various calibers that killed within one to two shots and found that the 380 had the highest rate compared to other calibers. As a retired sheriff once told me "a 380 will gravely kill you".

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I carry a 380 when it is difficult to wear a holster. If a 22 LR kills more people than any other gun on the planet a 380 will do the job. I have a Kel Tec P-3AT that I carry in a pocket holster.

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My wife carries a bersa thunder 380. I wouldn't want to get shot by it and its just as accurate as my beretta 92fs 9mm at close range.

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Would you guys trade a glock 26 9mm for a nice .380 and what would you guys consider a NICE .380?

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What's up with the .380 round? Never really hear too much about it and I was thinking about adding one to my collection. Would you guys carry a .380 or would you feel underpowered?
Yes I would!
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Not under powered, nor as powered as I could be.

With most makers producing 9mm versions barely bigger than their 380s it seems pointless to even bother in most cases. But sometimes that tiny bit of size diff is a world of change, depending on your circumstance. It's also a much pricier round.

I mean I've thought about getting a 380 since getting into guns. Almost did several times, but in the end, nothing really seemed to make enough sense.

I hope one day I just get one, just to do it, and force myself to. I think I'll find I like the tiny size diff a bunch. On paper, though, is negligent.

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I have carried a Colt Mustang Plus II .380 for 10 years. I have never been assaulted so they must be adequate.

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