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Old 05-14-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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Bersa thunder for me as well

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I would like some opinions on that you all think is the best 380 pistol?
Never go wrong with a Rugers LCP 380. Had one for three years now. Great lil' canon to carry, and always dependable and compact.
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Colt Mustang PocketLite.

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The Return of the Colt Mustang PocketLite 380

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I really liked my Bersa Thunder with the flat nickel finish. I trusted it enough that my sister is now using it as her car pistol. I had zero failures with it, and i don't think she has had any failures with it either.

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My summertime carry is the Ruger LCP w/ a Crimson Trace LaserGuard and rubber textured Talon Grip tapes, which help to tame it down a bit.

My wife's Sig P238 Lady model is a very nice carry gun. Hard to beat Sig quality, night sights, and that 1911-ish feel. It's purdy, too!

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You did not state for what reason, but I go with the Ruger LCP 380.

I have one and it shoots good. You can carry it in your pants pocket, jacket pocket. Plus, if you load it with Federal hollow point super shock, you have a deadly weapon.

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I have the Smith bodyguard 380 and really like it. Laser is not necessary but I've shot over 300 rounds through it and no problems. I would like to have that Colt or the sig p238 though.

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I lean more toward the FMJ round for the .380 due to penetration issues with hollow point ammo.

For summertime carry, with lighter clothing, perhaps not quite as much an issue, but if you go with the hollowpoints, be sure your gun likes them. Feeding reliability can be an issue.....

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I have a FEG APK which I believe is similar to the Bersa. The sights are tiny, but the gun has been reliable at the range. I've never had problems with any FMJ ammo or Speer HP's, but I doubt I have put 2000 rounds through it. The APK is truly simple to field strip, which is why I have kept it. Easy recoil, but not as physically small as the Ruger ACP which looks like a good small gun. My wife has an AMT Backup which is reliable at the range but a bit nasty for recoil. The AMT is tiny. For a smallish gun, I'd give the Ruger a good look because of the quality and universal parts availability. There are many larger and more expensive .380's out there. The Kahr mentioned above has an excellent reputation, and there are others from all the majors.

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