Smith 380
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns >

Smith 380


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SmithKid308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 473
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default Smith 380

Ok I own a smith 380 bodyguard and it's at 100%. I have only shot 8 rounds thew it and am looking to carry it is there any suggestions that are the same caliber and just as good or better the reason I dont like it is because it is single and double action I would prefer only single action
SmithKid308 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,148
Liked 3585 Times on 1726 Posts
Likes Given: 1783

Default

SmithKid,

You may want to look into the Kahr P-380 which is double action all the time but very smooth. It is not the least expensive little pocket gun but when you are carrying it for CCW and personal protection quality counts. It is also a high quality built pistol. I am sending some pictures below for review. It is also a very accurate with it's 2" barrel. I did put Magazine Extensions on the Magazines since I can not stand for my pinky finger hang over the bottom of a grip. And the target was fired off hand at 7 Yards with Federal 90 grain Hydra-Shock rounds. Fed flawlessly even though it was the first time on the range.
kahr-p-380-size.jpg   kahr-p-380-7-yards.jpg  
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SmithKid308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 473
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Thanks may try one out
SmithKid308 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 11:23 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2182 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmithKid308 View Post
Thanks may try one out
If its use is a carry gun i would NOT recommend a SA only
Unless its a 1911 of course
__________________
Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET
HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SmithKid308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 473
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Why not a SA only it's for close range like 15 yards tops
SmithKid308 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Polygon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 843
Liked 69 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 117

Default

Because it's a lot easier to pull the trigger. You would highly increase the risk of an ND.
Polygon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #7
FAA licensed bugsmasher
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 7,140
Liked 2474 Times on 1326 Posts
Likes Given: 879

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmithKid308 View Post
Ok I own a smith 380 bodyguard and it's at 100%. I have only shot 8 rounds thew it and am looking to carry it is there any suggestions that are the same caliber and just as good or better the reason I dont like it is because it is single and double action I would prefer only single action
I don't quite understand what you're asking. I have an S&W Bodyguard 380 in my pocket right now. It's double-action only like most of the other 380's on the market. The Sig is the only single action only 380 I'm aware of being produced right now.
__________________
Scott

Quote:
If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Quote:
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1617 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
Because it's a lot easier to pull the trigger. You would highly increase the risk of an ND.
So then carrying a 1911 is not smart? Carrying a DAO is fdine if that's your preference but you can not possibly say that carrying a SAO weapon is less safe.
__________________
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
DrumJunkie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:44 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Polygon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 843
Liked 69 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 117

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrumJunkie View Post
So then carrying a 1911 is not smart? Carrying a DAO is fdine if that's your preference but you can not possibly say that carrying a SAO weapon is less safe.
Well, a 1911 has a manual safety. I don't of any .380s with a manual safety, not there's much room for one in such a tight package. Thus why I assume most are DAO. I wasn't even aware that the Sig was SAO. I'll have to look at that.
Polygon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1617 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
Well, a 1911 has a manual safety. I don't of any .380s with a manual safety, not there's much room for one in such a tight package. Thus why I assume most are DAO. I wasn't even aware that the Sig was SAO. I'll have to look at that.
My Bersa had one
__________________
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
DrumJunkie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
My new Smith M&P 15 Gatekeeper AR-15 Discussion 18 07-04-2010 01:29 AM
Smith M&P 15 Gatekeeper Range Report 12 05-07-2010 08:04 PM
Smith 645 EVOL777 Semi-Auto Handguns 2 01-26-2010 03:08 AM



Newest Threads