Originally Posted by larrymac1
Mine is and I still have it the Walther PK380. Reloads won't empty a clip. Store boughts won't empty the clip. I have learned what the big problem with the .380 is, not enough punch. I hold my 9mm's in a firm but comfortable grip. If I do the same with the .380 there is not enough 'base' for the gun to reload from the clip. If you lock up everything tight then it will work properly. The problem is that it then becomes no longer fun to fire. I originally bought it for my wife for home protection or when she travels. I have never given it to her because of the fail to feed issue. Not the guns fault and not the shooters fault it just is what it is.
I like your trouble shooting! I have a tiny Walther TPH ss .22 (an autoloader). The .22 is so light it doesn't have enough inertia (resistance to a change in motion) so when it is fired your body needs to supply the inertia to oppose its rearward momentum, the main spring can can be compressed. and the following cartridge chambered. It does not allow the "limp wristing" like a heavier auto pistol like a Ruger Bull barrel.
If you remember the firm grip it is reliable and far more accurate than most would give it credit for. It works well keeping the rabbit population in check and out of grandma's garden. It has even removed a woodchuck.