What .380 Sub Compact Pistol is the one for me????

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Oldoutlaw, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I looked up the video. He has the same problem i had with my baby rock. Pulling shots left. It drove me nuts. I was almost ready to sell it. I figured it out then. I was able to pull my shots into center. Buy using the middle pad on my trigger finger.
     
  2. ifithitu

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    Well I have two 380's and they are S&W M&P BG & G42.
     

  3. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well, as the OP, I will tell you this. For my .380 I chose a Glock 42 for summer carry.
    I also chose a Glock 43X in 9mm. Both with Glock factory tritium night sites. Both have now been delivered to me. Both are easy to conceal. Especially the Glock 42. It will be my summer CCW. The G43X will be my fall and winter CCW. They have the Polygonal barrels to aide in velocity. Yea, they actually seem to do with Hornady Critical Defense ammo.
    Both have REAL sights on them. Both fit my hand, either left or right hand. And very darned accurate at 10 yards on the first tries in my front yard. First Glock's I ever bought over the decades. Why the hexx did I ignore them for so many years? The others recommended to me here are not even close no matter cheaper or more expensive.
     
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  4. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    And another one gone to the Dark Side...
     
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  5. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yepper! And I had good reasons too.
     
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  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The G42 was not available when I bought my P238. If I were buying a 380 right no it would be the G42. You made a good choice.
     
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  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Remind me what "OP" stands for?? I see by several people's avatars..
     
  8. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you go 9mm, look at the G43X. Not the plain G43.
     
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  9. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Original Poster.
     
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  10. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    And here I thought it meant OLD Person !
    :p
     
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  11. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So your saying, if someone creates a particular thread, then that same person post under it later on. It will display "OP" next to there avatar?
     
  12. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I see say the blind man.. Been here lil over a year. Still got lots to learn... Or I'm just a lil slow
     
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  13. JTJ

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    I have a G26 & G19 plus a Shield in 9. I looked at the P938 but I could buy 2 Shields for the same money and the Shield is a good gun. My son, daughter and SIL have Shields. If I ran into a buyer for the P238 I would get the G42. That G26 is my favorite.
     
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  14. Ingramite

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    The only pistol that I could recommend with good conscience would be a .32 revolver.

    .380 Semi-autos are for the most part blowback design. That means the barrel is fixed to the frame and the recoil is stout. Slides have stiff springs and racking them can be difficult for arthritic hands. Limp wristing causing feed problems can also be problematic as the strength of our grip diminishes.

    Beretta makes a real nice .32 Tomcat that has a tip up barrel so you can load it without racking the slide.

    The .32acp is a center fire cartridge so it is more dependable than a rim fire .22 without a whole lot more recoil.

    My.02 cents of advice comes with a complete money back guarantee too.
     
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  15. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I know you said .380 but I'm your age and for me the Sig 938 in 9mm is about perfect. It's quite cute as well!

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  16. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I will still take my G42 and G43. Over any .32.
     
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  17. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You’d get more capacity with a Sig 365 or Springfield Hellcat
     
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  18. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You say that only cause you can't shoot. :)
     
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  19. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nope, I cant:p
    Just a difference of opinions
     
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  20. freefall

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    I wish I was adroit enough to post up the scene from El Dorado where John Wayne tells Olaf Wieghorst "We need a gun for a man who can't shoot".