Taurus, Cobra, and Jimenez 380's. worth Considering?
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Taurus, Cobra, and Jimenez 380's. worth Considering?

The Ruger 380 I was looking at is $399 because it comes with a LaserMax. But...I'm not sure if I want to spend $400 plus tax and FFL fees. So, after some searching I came across these less expensive options. Forums are filled with good and bad reviews of every gun, even the most expensive. Obviously the ones I mentioned in the title might have less of a following and less features, but what are your thoughts on these much less expensive alternatives. I'm looking for a carry gun that won't "break the bank".

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Those cheap guns are horrible! Stay away from them and get the Ruger LCP without the laser they're $310ish.

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For what I understand Jimenez is a POS. I've had good experience with Taurus, but not on there .380 line. There customer service worked really well with me when I needed a repair on a 9mm of theres.
Honestly, I think Rugers your best bet. Just get one without a laser. There around 300 without one. Or we'll used to be

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Jimenez keeps getting sued out of business and coming back under new names.

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I missed the Taurus that one I might consider as the 2nd option.

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I missed the Taurus that one I might consider as the 2nd option.
Forget the Cobra and Jimenez
Shop around for a quality used gun---
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I own many firearms including several from each manufacturer. The Jiminez 380 is a lower quality striker fired blow back model that has a pressure fitted and pinned barrel that really needs a little work to feed reliably. Not hard, but more than a fluff and buff. Taurus can be OK if you get a newer one. Watch limp wristing for all of the ultra light 380s. Number 1 cause of feeding problems. Both can be fun but the Ruger is worth saving just a bit longer for.

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Nothing wrong with a Taurus. The others are a little iffy.

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the Taurus is the best option of the three, the Cobra and the Jiminez are junk. better suited as trotline weights than pistols.

the suggestion of looking or used is a good one. sometimes you can find some really decent pistols for a decent price going used.

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I have several Taurus pistols and they've worked great for me. The PT145 is my EDC. I recently bought a couple of 24/7 G2 Standard pistols in .45 and 9mm, I love them too.

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