Need help choosing a .380

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by hackercat13, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. ole iron sights

    ole iron sights New Member

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    i agree with jay , in the old days when you had earned the respect and finally got a gun , i am sure it wasn't new . it may have been an heirloom or a present from some one, did it fit? who knows till ya get used to it and learned how to hit something with it...... yeah it fit !
    oh yea didn't hear anyone tell ole' granny the double barrel was to big for her
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  2. Pro-Gun"Liberal"

    Pro-Gun"Liberal" New Member

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    What about the colt mustang? I have never fired one, but Colt tends to make good weapons and I can't help but LOVE the looks. It's just an extremely scaled down 1911, about the size of a p3at, just thicker. Anyone that cannot appreciate the looks of the 1911 has no aesthetic sense, IMO.

    But again, I have not fired it. Anyone use that gun? It certainly needs to put reliable fire out whether it looks good or not...
  3. gdmoody

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    I see you selected a LCP, probably a good choice. I have never had a LCP but do own a LCR. If I had made a suggestion before, I would have suggested that you look at the Sig P-238. It is a pretty close copy of the Colt Mustang.

    How did your range session go?
  4. hackercat13

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    I am in love! I shot 100 rounds on Winchester White box through it, no FTF or FTEs. This is the last 2 mags (12 rounds) at 25 feet. That is a 6 inch target, 10 of 12 on the target, and the 2 just below and right. I am sure the gun can do better, but that DA trigger takes some getting used too!

    Chris
  5. coonbait

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    if you reload finding the brass from either the LCP or the kel-tec is a pain in the a$$ those things fly 20-30 feet away....
  6. hackercat13

    hackercat13 New Member

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    I did notice it is rather enthusiastic about ejecting a spent round! My other .380 is a Makarov, so I am used to brass flying around!
    Chris
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    bersa thunder or sig p238.
  8. hackercat13

    hackercat13 New Member

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    I have been carrying it in a desantis nemesis holster in my back pocket, or inside pocket of my jacker when cold. I may go for a bulldog cell phone holster or a true wallet holster next, I like having options that fit different clothing needs. I wouldn't recommend going no-holster, it's so small, it can flop around in your pocket, and end up in a position not condusive to accessing it quickly.
  9. hackercat13

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    Nope, unless I have a big jacket or a fanny pack, in which case I prob have my Makarov. I figure I may get off 1/2 the clip, and then it's hand to hand time. I do have a second mag for the LCP, but it's not something I have put much thought into. Maybe I'll re-evaluate that.
    Chris
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    Yeah, in the glove box makes sense, just not on me. That's the reason I got an LCP, it's small, and I never think "man, I don't want to strap this thing on today."
    I may try a set of Wolff heavier-duty recoil springs though, it is a bit of a noisy cricket!
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