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Old 02-14-2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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I'd suggest holding the CM 380 and a CM 9 at the same time.

The 9 mm is only marginally larger but provides MUCH more terminal performance than the .380

Just my .02 cents... Good Luck

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #12
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Bersa Thunder .380 really neat pistol also it comes with a laser out of the box ! It shoots great I recommend !

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I have the KelTec P3AT and have had it for at least 7 years now. It's never failed nor had any issues. However, it is anything but a pleasure to shoot. I rarely even pull it out at the range. After carrying it for many years, I bought the new Sig P938 in 9mm. You can get that same Sig in the .380 I don't own one, but of all the people that I've read using it love it.

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Guys I think I'm pretty much set on getting the S&W Bodygaurd .380. My reasons are as follows: small size, manageable recoil, lifetime gaurantee, laser (only a small +), DAO w/hammer design (second strike and more importantly safer carry should i choose to not use safety except for pocket carry), price, lock back on last round, 2-finger groove for decent grip, sights, witness window (not necessary but neat nonetheless). All of your insight has been much appreciated and has gone into my consideration. However, unless i can be strongly persuaded otherwise, I'm getting the BG380. Feel free to continue the debate/info still!

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No use in giveing advise as you all ready made up your mind . Worse trigger in any 380.

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You clearly didnt read my second to last sentence. if your feelings are hurt becasue i didn't choose your gun i apologize. advice is just that, advice. it's not a "pick what i say or else."

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Check out the Beretta Nano. It's 9mm, 6+1, and far less snap than an LCP and did I mention it's 9mm?

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less recoil and 9mm? i'm listening...how??

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A bit more weight to the pistol over the LCP.

I gotta strongly suggest you give them all a test, it's the best investment of ammo you will make.

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I have the Kahr PM40. Love it, but when you hafta take it down, it field strips a little differently than others. When you reassemble the slide to frame you have to get a little spring adjusted just right on the takedown pin. Just a shade more hassle to this gun. I dont have a Bodyguard to compare, but it got awfully great reviews.

I think you made the right choice.

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