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Old 03-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #91
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I've carried my LCP for a couple years now,as easy as picking up my wallet.Carry it even when packing something larger,just an easy light piece loaded with hot Hornedys.Also have a Browning BDA(early Baretta 84) which carries 13 rounds,but it's a good bit heavier although a great shooter.

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.380 is better than a spit wad. I love my P230.

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Yeah, what's with all this resurgent interest in the .380 ACP? Everyone knows it can never kill anything!!!! Wayyyy too weak of a round.

Next thing you know, people will be looking for .32 autos....
i made the ridiculous comment about standing in front of 380 rounds.

someone else compared it to a bb gun.......now thats ridiculous!

fully loaded LCP is about 13 oz. even a compact 45 is twice that! If you can carry a 45 all day long go for it .Don't criticize the rest of us. two well placed rounds from lcp will stop anyone!
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My wife carries a .32acp.

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.380 acp is considered the minimum caliber for defense but the main selling point of the lcp and kel-tec is the fact that it's so light and thin...With bigger guns folks start finding reasons not to carry them...FIRST RULE TO A GUN FIGHT.........HAVE A GUN................Even if it's not a range gun that does not mean many of us would not like to take what ever gun we get and plink with it.....That's part of the fun side of owning guns....It's not all about defense...All the time....Well placed rounds takes practice.......Every body on this sight has more then one gun from .45acp & .357 to 22 long rifle & .25/.32s....IT"s all good........ho-ya...BB's also...........

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i made the ridiculous comment about standing in front of 380 rounds.

someone else compared it to a bb gun.......now thats ridiculous!

Don't criticize the rest of us. two well placed rounds from lcp will stop anyone!
Not a criticism, just pointing out that your example is ridiculous.

You said that you wouldn't want to stand in front of two .380 rounds. Obviously not, and I wouldn't want to stand in front of two BB gun rounds, either.....would you?

But to use that argument in a conversation about stopping power......well, that's ridiculous! I just said that accurate shot placement in the heat of battle with an LCP would be tough, depending on how far you are from the target.
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I just said that accurate shot placement in the heat of battle with an LCP would be tough, depending on how far you are from the target.
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Shoot em in the foot a couple or more times, woman...or man, they will stop, or at the least, considerably slow way down.
Gentlemen, know the pain centers and a little about the physiological kinetics that support and move the human body. Whether it be a .22, .380 or .32 caliber round, when used properly, they will do some serious damage and will kill.

Witnessed many individuals that were shot in the foot/ankle with the above mentioned small calibers, and they were not able to resume an aggressive attack....even the ones on drugs. Easily shot targets close or far. Slowed or stopped them enough to finish up and continue on your way. YMMV

There are no rules in a gun fight...just have a gun, and be the winner/survivor.
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I think Lefty nailed it when he said that all calibers are a study in compromises.

The .380 fires well with little recoil(hand damage may vary, much like .32s and .25s)

and are very concealable. Want to hide it? Get the smaller calibers. IMO,

at this point in time, the .380s are the pinnacle of the conceal/power

compromise.(Hmm, might be what's making them so popular)

Want something with more punch? Then you're probably going to be willing to
sacrifice some conceal-ability. It's mind over matter, if you don't mind, it don't matter.

I, for one, wouldn't want to be standing in front of a toothpick, if it
were properly projected.

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And now for something completely different...

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