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Looking for a new .380

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by antman157, Jan 8, 2010.

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Which .380 reigns supreme

  1. Ruger LCP

    31 vote(s)
    52.5%
  2. Kel-Tec P3AT

    16 vote(s)
    27.1%
  3. Sig Sauer P238

    12 vote(s)
    20.3%
  1. 3fgburner

    3fgburner Loaded Pockets

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    Jan or Feb, I think? Bluish-green cover theme, with a .380 auto on the front.
     
  2. ran23
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    ran23 Loaded Pockets

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    Feb 2010 issue, got mine about 21 Jan. Taurus 738 TCP on the cover.
     
  3. antman157

    antman157 Loaded Pockets

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    good thanks! I will check tomorrow at the book store
     
  4. JB in SC

    JB in SC Loaded Pockets

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    I shot one pretty extensively, it was very accurate and a soft shooter in comparison to the LCP. It is a lot smaller than a PM9. I'm just not a .380 fan.

    Kahrs can be hit or miss, I am a little concerned with some of the peening I've seen on the breech (primarily on 9mm's and .40's). Not enough data to determine if it is a problem on the .380's yet.
     
  5. swiftness

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    LCP all the way!
     
  6. antman157

    antman157 Loaded Pockets

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    Another gun show this weekend .. Lookin for the Ruger LCP

    May get the Kel Tec if its a much better price ..
     
  7. antman157

    antman157 Loaded Pockets

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    Well here it is ....

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/antman157/IMG_0725.jpg[/img]
     
  8. Monocrom

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    Found a good holster for it too?
     
  9. antman157

    antman157 Loaded Pockets

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    Nope not yet .. Gonna look around online tonight
     
  10. DB

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    Check out an Uncle Mike's #2 or #3 pocket holster. I have a #3 for my LCP so it can ride a little lower in my pocket. If you want it to sit higher, get the #2.
     
  11. antman157

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    cool man! Thanks!
     
  12. Brules

    Brules Loaded Pockets

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    I'm using a Stoner Leatherworks wallet holster and love it...
     
  13. Spydermonkey

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    I've been using the Uncle Mikes size 1 for my KT p3at so I'm sure it would work for your Ruger
     
  14. burns

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    I'd go with...

    1. Kahr. Great trigger, feels like more of a "real gun" in the hand, reliable, real sights.
    2. Sig 238 (If it were more reliable I might put it at #1, but initial reliability reviews have been horrible. Also, I don't have any other single actions anymore, so this would be inconsistent with the rest of my "system"). It feels GREAT in the hand for such a small pistol and has real sights.
    3. Taurus TCP. Best value .380, better trigger than the LCP and P3AT.
    4. LCP
     
  15. burns

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    I love the P-64. Aftermarket springs AND grips help the snappiness of it. It packs so slim, and the it has that "old school" steel workmanship, particularly on the top of the slide, that you don't see anymore. Best handgun around for under $200 by far, IMO.
     
  16. DB

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    Dangit, I mixed up up my brands again. Uncle Mikes size 1 or 2, or Blackhawk #2 or #3 (which is what I actually have). Both good products!
     
  17. joejep

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    Ruger LCP with CT laser for me. Easy pocket carry for me at the office. A bit snappy to shoot, but would do the trick if needed.
     
  18. villlaverde

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    Sig Sauer P238
     
  19. steveje

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    I have an LCP. The price was right and I haven't had any problems with it.
     
  20. SCKAUTOCRAFT

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    I used the keltec .32 until the 3at came out. the keltec is designed to run about 6ooo rounds through it and I know some of the hot ammo is not to be used in it. I have fired about 2000 rds. through mine without any issues what so ever. After 50 rds. at the range my hand hurts. I have not used the ruger yet, but I am sure it is a fine weapon. I prefer the keltec especially since it was the first in design and the concept of the ultra light weight mini autos. They must have done something right since they are being copied. I also have a Keltec pf9 and before that the p 11 p32 and the plr 16 and have had zero jams, malfunctions etc. I had their .40 but admit it was junk and they stopped making it. But for the fit, finish and reliablility, and cost it is hard to beat a keltec in my opinion.