Originally Posted by UBRocked
.380's are definitely everywhere now. I am in the process of looking for a concealable gun for my wife and she is drawn to the LCP but has not shot it. I understand the debate of caliber but what about recoil?
Anyone with a .380 (size of the PPK or even LCP) have any thoughts about the recoil? I am looking for something that she can actually shoot and I have heard that the LCP is not pleasant to shoot when putting 50-100 rounds through it at a time. I think she may be better off with a .38 special revolver.
I can't speak for the LCP, because I don't own one.
I'm sure they're very fine guns.
I do own a Kahr P380 which is a lite weight small handgun.
I also own a S&W .38 special revolver model 36LS.
Although lighter guns will have more recoil, my P380's recoil
is much more controllable than my heavy steel frame, nickel finish,
.38 S&W Special +P.
I've squeezed off 150 rounds during a target practice session with no discomfort using my P380. I have currently ran 550 rounds through my P380.
IMO; a gun needs to feel/fit good in your hands and a firm grip.