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Old 05-19-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Sold the last one of my .380's I had 2 Bersa's and a Walther PK380, I have my eyes set on the Remington R1 1911, or the S&W M&P haven't fullt decided yet. Have never owned a 1911 but have shot a few, and I have to say I really do like it. I have got my wife comfortable shooting my Taurus PT609 9mm so it was time to send the 380's packing. 9mm is the lightest thing I have know for carry and defense, along with a .40 and .45, and my 22 for fun but no more 380's.

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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Is it the caliber per say you dont like? I keep the .380 around because of the POCKET sized guns that are available in the caliber.

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Sorry there khegglie for not responding back sooner, working 2 jobs is wearing me out. Actually I got rid of the 380's for several reasons, the main one being I want to buy a 1911 or a S&W M&P, I figured for cost of ammo, less knock down power, plus had a couple of friends with wives that were interested in them I could sell them and stay with 9,40,&45. As far as pocket size I have a kel-tec P-11 that solves that.

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I came to a similar conclusion. I had a Kel Tec P3AT and a Kahr P380. I sold the P3AT to buy the P380 but ended up selling the P380 because of ammunition cost and availability. I sure loved the form factory though. I moved to a 9mm and the extra "knock down" power was just a bonus. It's nice being able to get ammo and get it for a reasonable price. If I'm going to spend a lot on handgun ammo I'd rather get some .45 ACP or .44 Mag.

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well like it has been said. "the .380 was a cute fad, now lets back to business."

I swore off all 9mm and .380 about 2 years ago. I now own 2 1911s and single action is the only thing for me.

Good choice. on ditching the .380

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Here we go. lol

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I just can't hit anything with those damn little things, I guess if it's something to stick in a aggressors belly if he jumps on top of you but other than that, I hate them.

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I just can't hit anything with those damn little things, I guess if it's something to stick in a aggressors belly if he jumps on top of you but other than that, I hate them.
You should look at Buffalo Bore lead nosed +P ammo. I'd say its pretty close to 9mm standard velocity as far as knockdown goes.

The PPK is very accurate from what I hear.
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Ha......I love my .380.

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I don't want to get TOO into a dead horse, I just feel this relevant since it was just on Guntalk's podcast so here is a link to a great study. Basically it found what anyone would expect: Caliber makes little difference, shot placement and number of hits does.

http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/7866

Anyway I love my little .380 for my backup. I typically carry the Judge as a backup though.

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