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Old 02-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #21
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No use in giveing advise as you all ready made up your mind . Worse trigger in any 380.
I have shot a lot of DA .380s, especially European. Like anything else some training and familiarization is needed, but of my four 380 pistols, the BG has the easiest DA pull IMO. Longish reset to be sure, but that's a worthwhile safety feature for a pocket gun.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #22
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Sorry ,,, But your view and mine are very different of the 380 bodyguard trigger quality.

Takeing a kahr down is not much different from a 1911. In 3 years never had to muck with any springs. To many young gen get use to a glock or m&p stlye take down

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I have owned a P3AT and an LCP. The Bodyguard in not much better. I have the Sig P238 and it is a pleasure to shoot unlike the others. I have the 7 round mags and it has night sights. I strongly suggest you shoot the Bodyguard before you buy one. I have seen several sold with one mag run through them. I have also seen a 454 Casull for sale with 1 shot fired. That is a hint.

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I have owned a P3AT and an LCP. The Bodyguard in not much better. I have the Sig P238 and it is a pleasure to shoot unlike the others. I have the 7 round mags and it has night sights. I strongly suggest you shoot the Bodyguard before you buy one. I have seen several sold with one mag run through them. I have also seen a 454 Casull for sale with 1 shot fired. That is a hint.
I agree on the SIG, but its pricey. I also agree that the OP should test fire the BG, LCP and others.
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Once you get to the size of the sig you might as well be looking at some of the sub 9mm pistols. My cm9 is the same size and weight of a p238. Unless recoil is an issue. At this size they also maybe to large for some to pocket when compaired to the micro 380's.

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I own a Sig P238 and it conceals excellent with an IWB holster.
The gun is a little more pricey than your other options but you are getting a solid built weapon with alloy frame and metal slide. It handles well and has good weight distribution. The sights are SIG's night sights and are very easy to get on target with. The gun is built similar to a 1911 but is a lot easier to takedown and reassemble.

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Just my two cents worth...

There's some awfully nice compact 9mm's that are pretty darn close to the .380, and I would look at one of them. A friend and I both bought Taurus TCP 738's and had tons of trouble with them. We'd have failure to eject or load on almost every mag we went through. I know there's plenty of people that have great luck with them, but when two of them have issues, I'd say that's enough of a warning flag for me, and move on.

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I have a LCP in my pocket right now. I carry it everyday. I actually like the LCP having a long trigger pull, less chance of an accidental discharge and if I ever have to pull it out of my pocket it's gonna be to shot something that's pretty close to me and I don't think trigger pull will be an issue. Also it's very accurate out to 10-12 yards.

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I concur on looking at the P238. I was looking into the bodyguard for my wife but the unruliness of the recoil was a deal breaker to her. The p938 is quite a bit more money, and the P938 is only a bit more than the 238. I carry the 938 and love it. After years of the P3AT and a Beretta Bobcat and my Glock 30, the Sig is definitely the most comfortable carry unit

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I have the Taurus TCP and my dad has the ruger lcp. I haven't been able to find any real difference in the 2 other than the fact that he gave more for his than I did mine. I love my TCP for a pocket pistol but since we have gotten my wife her ccp she carries it now and I'm back to my ruger sr9 full size. Gotta love 17➕1.

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