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Old 03-17-2011, 04:54 PM   #101
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For CC I own a Ruger LCP, a Kel-Tec PF-9, a Glock 27, and a Glock 30. I carry each depending on my mood or what I'm doing, but I carry the little LCP more than any of em just because it disappears in my pocket. I really don't want people to know I'm carrying, and there's no way you can tell with that thing. When I'm hiking or camping I'm always carrying my .40 or .45, but if I'm in the city it's sometimes the 9mm and more often the .380.

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For CC I own a Ruger LCP, a Kel-Tec PF-9, a Glock 27, and a Glock 30. I carry each depending on my mood or what I'm doing, but I carry the little LCP more than any of em just because it disappears in my pocket. I really don't want people to know I'm carrying, and there's no way you can tell with that thing. When I'm hiking or camping I'm always carrying my .40 or .45, but if I'm in the city it's sometimes the 9mm and more often the .380.
I know what you mean! LCP is ALWAYS with me. P11keltek comes along too if i can dress for it!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #104
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I'm kinda partial to Beretta's cause the look so nice, feel great in my hand, and I think they are of a very high quality standard.

This is a model 86 tilt barrel Cheetah I purchased for my wife because it doesnt need her to pull back the slide to charge it, she can just tilt the barrel and insert the first round.

It is shown next to another one of my Beretta's, a 96G centurian .40, so you can see the size difference is quite a bit although I think the styling is very similar. When I put both of those next to my 92FS, well, I just get all starry eyed...

I think the .380 is a very good round for those looking for something less then a full size auto that still can do significant damage.


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I own an older Walther PPK/S .380 (stainless steel) my uncle gave to me just before he died in 1998. It's surprisingly accurate and a lot of fun to shoot. I am by no means a .380 hater but I really don't use it as a carry gun since I went to .40 and .45 caliber carry guns. The Walther PPS40 is just as easy to conceal, accurate and provides a bigger punch. Recoil is never an issue with me but I do know a few people that have problems with larger calibers.

If it came down to a choice between a .22, .25, .32 or .380 I'll take the .380 for self defense any day. I'll be training my daughter and youngest son on the PPk/S soon and I know they are going to love it.

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I am new to shooting....first,because it was inexpensive,I bought an HP-22 at at a gun show.
Then,I bought a Bersa Thunder 380.
With 95 gr. hollow points,at close range(in my home) I will be able to defend me and my wife.
Plus,I wont be firing a Lg rd. like a .45 cal,which might go through the bad guy,and the wall,into the next house,where it might hurt,or kill someone.
My 380 is accurate,easy to handle,and I can conceal it very well.

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #107
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My attitude is, if I were going to go to .380 for conceal-ability, might as

well get a little smaller with a 22LR...

YES, I've got tons of ballistic data on the differences between the two,TYVM.

It's just if you're going to step down, STEP DOWN!

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Don't want to step that far..DOWN...

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Seriously, you may take a 6ft down step....

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I own 3, .380s. A Bersa Thunder, a Beretta Mod 70s and a Beretta 86.
I use the BT380 for CC and the other two as fun guns to shoot. I think the renewed interest in .380s is because they are easy to shoot, having little recoil unless you are using a very small one (LCP,TCP,P3at), and with the right modern ammo it can be a very lethal carry weapon.

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