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Jkl-28 11-16-2011 07:53 PM

Looking for a small semi auto to carry... Any ideas?
So I am looking to buy a new pistol to carry.
I already have a small revolver (ruger LCR) and a couple semi autos (glock 27 & 19) I have other large frame semi autos but they are too big or heavy to carry comfortably I was thinking of maybe getting a small .380 or 9mm something small n light enough to carry during the summer time when I'm wearing like a t-shirt n shorts and can still be concealed,

I had a kel-tec .380 but did not like it, I had tons of problems with it so I finally sold it! I liked the size of it but that's about it.
I have heard great things about the ruger LCP but have not shot one yet
Also a friend was telling menu should check out the diamondback .380 but have t heard much about them either, and I was also thinking about getting a bersa .380 or a smith n wesson guardian or maybe an old surplus makarov
Also theres Taurus I haven't heard much about they're 380s... Any advise?

Firearms4ever 11-16-2011 08:14 PM

I have the Kahr CM9 and highly recommend it especially for summer/spring carry.

kwolfe 11-16-2011 08:53 PM

Out of all the ones you mentioned the only two that iv shot were the lcp and the Bersa. Of those two I liked the Bersa alot more. I have bigger hands and the lcp was way to small and the slide kept catching my hand. The Bersa is still a smaller gun but for the price and quality it had, that would be my choice

boatme98 11-16-2011 08:56 PM

Check into the Diamondback closely. A bit pricey and it's had some problems.
Bersa Thunder .380s are pretty good and affordable. :)

Oh, and Colt has reissued the Mustang if you like sa.

JTJ 11-16-2011 09:01 PM

I have a Sig 238 .380. A whole different world than the P3AT and LCP. It is a pleasure to shoot. Copy of the Colt Mustang.

dunerunner 11-16-2011 09:07 PM

Ruger LCP, Kahr 9MM, Walther PPS.

PanBaccha 11-16-2011 09:25 PM

My backup is a Ruger LCP 380. Dependable, compact, lightweight,
I hardly notice I have it on me even when I have tee shirt and shorts
on. The shooting is accurate. No complaints with this lil' guy.

purehavoc 11-16-2011 09:32 PM

I really like the looks and feel of Kahr CM9 , just checked one out but dont own one , but I have the Ruger LC9 which is about the same size as the CM9 just a 1/2" longer in the grip and I believe this is because its a 7+1 and the CM9 is a 6+1
either one is perfect for what your looking for
The DA trigger on the LC9 is a little different than what I was used to but after about 3 magazines you wont notice it anymore . Im guessing that its DA is basically the same as the LCR . great little carry gun :D

nccinstaller 11-17-2011 01:05 AM

I have a ruger lcp and a kahr cw9 i carry the kahr wayyy more. It feels better in my hand has one more round and a bigger calibur and not much bigger at all. The ruger and kahr are both very reliable i just find the cw9 to be better suited for my hands when shooting so i feel more comfortable with it

boatme98 11-17-2011 04:42 PM

I've found that I can't hold the micro guns worth a damn. A Colt .380 or Sig 238 is about as small as I can confidently carry.
The micro gun grips are just too to thin to get a decent controlled hold on.

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