Favorite 380 & why?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by BeyondTheBox, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I absolutely love my LCP and wouldn't trade it for anything, but I sure do wish I had the funds right now for a Sig P238 HD. It's just so damn gorgeous, I want it for nothing more than a show gun to go along with the full size nickeled 1911 I'm getting. What a duo they would make... to compliment my current team of the LCP & LC9. Man, I think I'm salivating.
     
  2. Brennan16

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    I am in love with the P238 as well. I live in NH, you'd think I'd get some sort of discount. LOL. They are super expensive.
    I have been looking at the Diamondback 380. They have one that comes with an orange frame. I like the off the wall colors.
    Taurus has a 380 with a yellow frame that I like also.

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  3. Snakedriver

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    My wife carries an LCP every day because it's light and portable, but my favorite is the Beretta Model 84. It's an all steel, medium frame .380, but it is very accurate, carries 14-shots and is 100% reliable.

    My Beretta with the wife's LCP:

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  4. BeyondTheBox

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    Oh... That Diamonback is a great suggestion. Doesn't suit me aesthetically speaking, but at only 9oz that is a very viable option for a CCW.
     
  5. BeyondTheBox

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    Dang, with 14 rounds that thing goes to the top of the list immediately. I thing the average is these mouse guns is about 7... So the Baretta is double. That's a huge selling point!
     
  6. Snakedriver

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    Obviously, with the extra rounds in the double-stack magazine and the all-steel construction it's a little heavier that the LCP and some of the other common CCW guns, but I appreciate all the great full-size features that my Beretta has. Other than being slightly on the heavy side though, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who has anything bad to say about the Model 84. :cool:

    The Beretta Model 85 is the same gun with a single-stack magazine BTW.
     
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  7. BeyondTheBox

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    Yeah, it looks about the same size as mu LC9.
     
  8. G30USMC

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    My wife carries a Taurus TCP 380, she loves it and is accurate with it. I do want to get her a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380, but she is happy and proficient with the TCP.
     
  9. orangello

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    Nobody picked the Bersa Thunder or the Plus model with 15+1 capacity? They are a good value at little over $300, and at least the standard capacity one is fairly lightweight. Not to mention, they are nice-looking pistols.

    I don't carry, but if/when i get my permit, the Bersa will be my regular carry piece, especially in the summer heat.

    Why no Bersa love?
     
  10. Ufd152

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    I love it and I carry....
     
  11. Alchemist

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    Unloaded:

    LCP= 9.4 oz.

    84FS Cheetah= 23.3 oz.
     
  12. Snakedriver

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    Exactly, just a tad heavier! ;)

    I just weighed my 84BB loaded and it is 2 oz. under 2lbs. The wife's LCP loaded is just under one pound at 15.2 oz.
     
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  13. Powersportgiant

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    I love my bodyguard .380. It goes everywhere with me in its desantis nemesis holster.
     
  14. MegaSlammo

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    Hey just curious, could you list what you have in your user icon photo?

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  15. Powersportgiant

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    In that photo is : Walther P22, Marlin model 60, glock 23, Taurus PT1911 and a ruger LCP which I no longer have (traded for the bodyguard).
     
  16. MegaSlammo

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    Am I correct to guess that's the Walther with the suppressor? And what brand is it...I'm mostly familiar with AAC.

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  17. Powersportgiant

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    You are correct. I am not sure on the brand. It is not my suppressor, it's a friends that went shooting with me. I really do want one though, lots of fun to shoot through just too expensive for me right now.
     
  18. MegaSlammo

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    Yeah the cost is definitely not budget-savvy, but you should check out their website, pretty cool stuff to buy and read. Advanced Armament Corp

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  19. MegaSlammo

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    Also, that Taurus looks like a dang nice 1911...I'm diggin the two-tone for sure.

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  20. Powersportgiant

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    It was a good looking gun. However it was a POS, I traded it after about putting 600 rounds through it and 3 trips to Taurus. The magazine would fall out for no reason, FTE and FTF was very common even with different ammo. I hated it. Trades it in on my first AR-15 and could not be happier. If I purchased another 1911, or just about any other semi auto, it would not be a Taurus.