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Old 10-10-2011, 08:24 PM   #21
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Looked today and the ruger Sr9 does feel nice.

I looked at the s&w bodyguard but I think they had the price at $450 but I could be wrong.

Still not 100% sure on the 380 just worried I won't like the stopping power.

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There is nothing to worry about when carrying a .380 it goes bang! BG is down or stopped end of story.

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Warhawk77: I understand your concern with the ammo capacity of a revolver. I'm am not trying to persuade u to buy 1, I am just trying to help you make an educated, informed decision. First of all you would never have a jamming issue with the revolver. If the round does not fire, just pull the trigger again. There will be no issues of jamming, or taking time to clear the malfunction. And I also understand your issue with the .38 special rounds. In the early 1920's and 30's police had major issues with the .38 involving little penetration, and poor stopping power. That is how the .357 magnum was created, to provide excellent stopping power and penetration for America's finest. However, with modern jacketed hollow points (maybe some Hornady Critical defense) they will do Well in a home invasion because ur provided with enough penetration to stop your attacker(s), but not enough 2 over penetrate and possibly send the bullets flying through ur walls (which could be an issue if you have kids). The bottom line for me though, is I've always had a good S&W .357 (4 inch barrel) at my bedside, and I have the comfort of the .357, or .38 special for anyone who wants to come see me at night.

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Warhawk77: I understand your concern with the ammo capacity of a revolver. I'm am not trying to persuade u to buy 1, I am just trying to help you make an educated, informed decision. First of all you would never have a jamming issue with the revolver. If the round does not fire, just pull the trigger again. There will be no issues of jamming, or taking time to clear the malfunction. And I also understand your issue with the .38 special rounds. In the early 1920's and 30's police had major issues with the .38 involving little penetration, and poor stopping power. That is how the .357 magnum was created, to provide excellent stopping power and penetration for America's finest. However, with modern jacketed hollow points (maybe some Hornady Critical defense) they will do Well in a home invasion because ur provided with enough penetration to stop your attacker(s), but not enough 2 over penetrate and possibly send the bullets flying through ur walls (which could be an issue if you have kids). The bottom line for me though, is I've always had a good S&W .357 (4 inch barrel) at my bedside, and I have the comfort of the .357, or .38 special for anyone who wants to come see me at night.
Where are you getting this from?
Revolvers are not immune to malfunctions. They can jam, misfire, and several other malfunctions. To make a comment along the lines that it is flawless is extremely misleading.
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Like BenLuby said, "Revolvers are not immune to malfunctions". You can have jams that can be very difficult to clear and that could result in having a gunsmith un-jam it. If the bullet protudes just a tad from the end of the cylinder it will jam the revolver.

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Thanks for the info fatmidgets. I am thinking really hard on the 380


As for revolvers jamming I think its one of those very rare things. I always heard AK47 never jam but they do, stuff happens.

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Warhawk 77, and BenLuby: my mistake. I understand I said "never", and I was wrong. I meant to say it is rare for revolvers to jam. I do understand that every gun is able to jam.

Warhawk77: as for the .380, it has more energy than the .38 special, but less grains.

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Warhawk 77: what did you establish as your new price range?

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Warhawk77: With the .380, some semi-autos I'd consider are the walther PK380, the S&W bodyguard, the Taurus millennium-pro, the Sig Sauer P238, or P232 (which maybe a little pricy), the Ruger Lcp, the Kahr P380, and the Beretta Cheetah. But I've just got to ask... Why the .380?

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I was looking around today at diff threads and the idea came to me. Here is what I'm thinking.

From what I have read most encounters are less than 5 shots, if a bad guy is putting my family in jeopardy I've got no problem putting 2 rounds in his chest. If he dies in 30 sec or 30 mins doesn't matter to me as long as I have time to remove my family from the area. At 10yards or less not many people will keep going after 2 in the chest.

Just saying every pistol has a job and while some can do a few diff jobs one can't do them all. The 380 for me is to conceal and it does that well.

As far as price I would like to go $350-$450 if I go 380. $450-$500 if I go 9mm. My friend has that Taurus 380, 3 mag and 200 rounds for $300. Not sure I like the Taurus but it does look like a good deal.

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