Originally Posted by dsmith84
have you had one? can you ellaborate on why its a piece of junk? anyone else have anything to add?
I got one in a trade some time ago. It was a better paperweight. It would not feed all the time. It had a problem ejecting from time to time. And it beat you to death for such a small round. Though many 380's are like that because they are so small. I was not planning on keeping the 380 I ended up with but I like to know how well something works so when I go to trade it off I can say yeah it's a good one or not.With firearms you do get what you pay for to a degree. I'm not saying you need to drop a grand+ to get a decent weapon. But the reason many cheaper weapons are cheaper is because they are built cheaper. Poor steel, tolerances that are not consistent, overall a cheaper made weapon is what you get.
I got to know a county LEO in Ohio where I used to live that actually told me that with weapons like Davis, Jennings that they had to take them and have them checked out if they got one at a crime scene because some defense lawyers would argue that the weapons could not function properly and therefore a charge of a crime with a weapon had to be dropped because it wasn't really a weapon. I don't know if anyone actually got off or had a charge reduced that way but that is pretty funny (not funny ha ha but ...funny).
Finding a god deal on a weapon is great. But if this thing is going to be used to defend yourself I can only ask why one would thing their life was not worth the money for a weapon you know will work properly? There are handguns out there that wont break the bank. The Bersa 380's are much more reliable and don't cost much. If it is a 380 that you want that is. I lurk in pawn shops often looking for a good deal on something. It's a good way to save some money. Gun shows are also pretty cool to look at. Auctions like gunbroker
, or gunsamerica
deals can be found if you have an ffl to ship to. Places like Buds Gun Shop
or other online dealers too. But where ever you go make sure you are getting something that will work if/when you need it. You're really just throwing good money after bad by getting a weapon just because of it's price. Especially one that might not work reliably.