Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f17/)
-   -   llama .380 question (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f17/llama-380-question-93272/)

kiabe1 07-03-2013 12:49 AM

llama .380 question
 
I have a llama .380 model 3 a i was given and i was wondering if its safe to carry with one in the chamber and the hammer down

kryptar19 07-03-2013 01:08 AM

I had one that I carried on occasion. Snappy little bugger, and it wouldn't feed well with a fully loaded mag. Ran perfect with a -1 mag tho. It was a good shooter, and plenty accurate.

I carried mine cocked and locked, hammer back safety up.

danf_fl 07-03-2013 01:21 AM

If you have to pull the trigger to get the hammer to lower on a loaded chamber, then no.

Never pull a trigger unless you are on target or you have checked, rechecked and rechecked that it is unloaded and will not negligently discharge a round.

txpossum 07-03-2013 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1293388)
If you have to pull the trigger to get the hammer to lower on a loaded chamber, then no.

Never pull a trigger unless you are on target or you have checked, rechecked and rechecked that it is unloaded and will not negligently discharge a round.

Gosh. I lower the hammer all the time on my 1911's, my Firestars, and, yes, my little orphan .380 Llama. You just have to be careful. And be sure it's not pointed at anything.

JTJ 07-03-2013 10:40 PM

Safe maybe. Wise no. Cocked and locked would be my choice. They were designed to run on hardball so you may have to do some work to get it to shoot HP reliably. That may not be a bad thing after looking at ballistic gel tests. Fiochi is the only one I have found after looking at a lot of tests that will penetrate more than 8"-10".

danf_fl 07-04-2013 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txpossum (Post 1294016)
Gosh. I lower the hammer all the time on my 1911's, my Firestars, and, yes, my little orphan .380 Llama. You just have to be careful. And be sure it's not pointed at anything.

Anywhere you point, you are pointing at something.

If the firearm has a decocker, then I'm okay with it. If there is not a decocker, there will always be the "first" time for everything. I would not want my first time to be an ND.

txpossum 07-04-2013 04:45 AM

Only owed (briefly) one gun that ever had a decocker. First time that sucker dropped the hammer I about **** myself. If I get too nervous about dropping the hammer (the old fashioned way) on a loaded chamber, I'll just take a shot of whiskey first to steady my nerves.


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:31 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.