Re: .380 handloads
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If the slide pull on a semi is difficult, then I'd go with a revolver. The ruger LCR is small, light and compact. I haven't personally shot one yet, but several members here have them and love'em.
What models are the 380's? They've got a good market right now and if in excellent condition, you will get a fair price for them if they are of quality manufacture.
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