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  • Sig P238

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  • Kahr

    7 9.86%
  • Bodyguard

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCSO279 View Post
    I have purchased the Sig P238 and the Kahr P380. I am probably dumb for buying two, but I couldn't decide. The Kahr is on a platform that I am more comfortable and well versed in. The Sig, being an SAO, is something that I will practice, until I am proficient, before I carry. Let me know what you think, but please be nice. I took all of your opinions to heart and really bought what I felt the best about.
    Thanks Everyone!
    I believe it to be a great choice, both great reliable pistols. Just different platforms. Let us know how they shoot.
    Last edited by denner; 01-26-2012 at 07:21 PM.

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    I bought a new S&W Bodyguard and the trigger spring broke on the 14th round fired. I sold it after S&W repaired it because there's no way i could ever trust it again. I now have a Sig P238 for my daily cary weapon. I love the P238 and it is the most accurate .380 I've ever fired. I can do fairly decent at 50yds which I think is Great for any .380 The only draw back is that there is no decocking while safety is on so you have to cary "locked and loaded" or plan to load a round as you draw the weapon. Both of those options are dangerous for several reasons. All of that considered, I still LOVE my Sig.

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    Was it an earlier serial number???????

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    [QUOTE=berettabone;250669]Was it an earlier serial number???????[/QUOTE

    I'm not sure but I don't think so I bought it new from a dealer late in 2010

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    If you bought it in 2010, odds are, it's an early serial #...........anything after EAH, is later................

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    Any feed back on the walther pk380?

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    The best .380 firearm for you is the one that fits your hand well and you can shoot very well. I suggest you try a range of firearms in that caliber and see which one is the correct fit for you. Everyone will have their preferences, and so will you.

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    I own an LCP and a Bursa Thunder .380 and I like the Bursa a lot better than the LCP. The Bursa just feels better and shoots better than the LCP. I have fired close to 500 rounds through the Bursa and it has never had a mis-feed or a failure, it is just a good gun. The Bursa is also a little cheaper than the LCP.
    I bought the Bursa right before the Y-2K thing hit back in 1999 and gave it to my wife (JIC)! I had an assortment of pistols and thought she could probably handle the .380 better than any thing else I had at that time. The .380 was the perfect choice for her.
    Cutting through all the BS, I would highly suggest getting a Bursa over the LCP. Don't take me wrong, there is nothing at all wrong with the LCP, I just prefer the Bursa 3 to 1 over the LCP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpuppy62 View Post
    I own an LCP and a Bursa Thunder .380 and I like the Bursa a lot better than the LCP. The Bursa just feels better and shoots better than the LCP. I have fired close to 500 rounds through the Bursa and it has never had a mis-feed or a failure, it is just a good gun. The Bursa is also a little cheaper than the LCP.
    I bought the Bursa right before the Y-2K thing hit back in 1999 and gave it to my wife (JIC)! I had an assortment of pistols and thought she could probably handle the .380 better than any thing else I had at that time. The .380 was the perfect choice for her.
    Cutting through all the BS, I would highly suggest getting a Bursa over the LCP. Don't take me wrong, there is nothing at all wrong with the LCP, I just prefer the Bursa 3 to 1 over the LCP.
    Never heard of it. Could you mean Bersa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Never heard of it. Could you mean Bersa?
    Oooh, you're just as nit-picky as I am!

    Holly, Ted, and SteveŚwotta team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Oooh, you're just as nit-picky as I am!

    Holly, Ted, and SteveŚwotta team!
    Now, I'm finally one of the cool kids...

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    Glad everyone is so cool, the Bersa really is a good, solid .380 pistol, kept it and sold my PPK.......JJ

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    The Kahr is my primary carry ...
    in a 9mm..

    PM9094N amazing gun,
    I've been looking for a P380 also..in black to match the 9mm..
    It would be quite a pair ...

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    Seriously, consider a Bersa,,,

    I have a standard Thunder .380,,,
    It's size is the same as a Walther PPK,,,
    It has a magazine capacity of 7 rounds + 1 in the chamber.

    I am well over 750 rounds in mine,,,
    Not one failure as yet,,,
    It feeds anything.

    The Bersa 380CC is 8+1 capacity,,,
    Personally I like the standard better than the CC.

    Click here please,,,

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    Another vote for Bersa. I actually got the Thunder in .32 (just a thing I have for that caliber) but shot my buddy's .380 a bunch while making up my mind. Both pistols were beautifully put together. Mine was really tight at first but after 250 rounds it's smooth as silk and accurate as all hell - or at least as accurate as I can be.

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    Well I just purchased a used P380 ..it shoots 100%..
    Like my Kahr PM9 ..
    I like it more than any other 380 I've had ..
    PPK ..sold ..to big per the caliber
    LCP ..wifes gun
    P238 ..sold ..locked & cocked not for me..

    After getting use to the trigger ..Kahrs are amazing guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCSO279 View Post
    I have purchased the Sig P238 and the Kahr P380. I am probably dumb for buying two, but I couldn't decide. The Kahr is on a platform that I am more comfortable and well versed in. The Sig, being an SAO, is something that I will practice, until I am proficient, before I carry. Let me know what you think, but please be nice. I took all of your opinions to heart and really bought what I felt the best about.

    Thanks Everyone!
    So it's been a while since you got your guns. How are you liking them?

    I did not offer an opinion on this thread earlier, so my input here is admittedly late. Last Oct/Nov I was on the hunt for a small 380. I tried (rented and shot at the range) both of the guns that you purchased as well as the CZ83 and the Bersa Thunder. I didn't try the LCP, Kel-tec or anything that small because I knew that I wouldn't feel comfortable with them. I did not try the Walther PPK because the guys working at the range convinced me that they were very unreliable and over-priced (plus their rental was not functioning).

    I ended up with the Bersa Thunder 380. I liked the feel, the size, trigger, features, recoil, I shot well with it, and I didn't experience any issues. The others didn't feel as comfortable or perform as well for me. No quality or performance complaints about the others, they just didn't fit me as well. Bonus... the Bersa is very inexpensive -- less than $300 for the all black version. I've since learned that all of the other guns I tried were at least twice that price. I has some feed issues during the first 100 rounds (break-in), but it's been flawless for the many hundreds of rounds that have followed. I really enjoy it.

    If you have doubts about your choice or are looking for a 3rd 380, I recommend you take a look at the Bersa.

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    Hi HCSO:

    Have you considered a revolver? We just purchased my girlfriend a Ruger LCR in 38 special (not 357) for $399. I reload for her and have shot it extensively and really like it. It's super, super light, reliable as dirt, butter smooth trigger, and accurate as all heck. I cut one ragged hole at 20 feet. When I put it in the front pocket of my jeans, I quite literally forget it's there. It's that light! IMHO a 38 special is better than a 357 for CC. I can guarantee that I can double tap center mass much quicker with a 38 special. Skill, not caliber, is what's important. I have a Ruger Redhawk and GP100. But if I were CC'ing, it would be the LCR in 38 Special. Here is a very informative video on it. It's very controllable and extremely accurate. The guy in the video is shooting at some seriously distant targets with this snubby. My 67 year old girlfriend has no trouble with it's recoil. She gotten pretty good with it. I pity the sole she drops the hammer on. We both prefer revolvers. There just more intuitive for us (no safeties or feed issues to deal with) and quicker to deploy and shoot accurately.

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    The heck with all this talk about guns...
    I wanna come over and use that shooting gallery in your video!
    Wow!



    We'll be away visiting our brand-new granddaughter.
    See you on July 7th.

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    It appears you won't go wrong with any of those guns. My 380 is a Bersa Thunder and it is reliable, accurate and not at all expensive. It shoots JHPs every bit as well as FMJs. It is the gun I used to qualify for CHL and is my carry gun.

    I've also checked out the Sig 238 and the Colt Mustang. So now the question is do I need two 380's or do I need three?

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    My take is this: Both the Bersa and the PPK/PPKS are quality weapons. The Bersa is cheaper; the Walther is prettier.

    And who amongst you does not admire a pretty handgun?

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    And now for my 2 cents.All are great choices but dont forget the CZ-82.It is 9x18,kinda like a +p .380,12+1 capacity(25 rounds with a spare mag),C&R eligible,proven military and police weapon,And J&G sells it for 229.95.

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    when u find out what 380 you would like, give me a call and i will see how much i can save you.
    i have shot the bodyguard, it has a long trigger pull.
    i am a new dealer i will give you a good price, my name is Don 513-253-5188

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    Re: Help! I need help deciding what 380 to purchase.

    Having been in a similar situation looking at .380's... my research and trials have led me to the Sig P238... the premier .380 in my opinion. Strong enough to hold up to repeated range use for years. A lot pricier than others mentioned, but you get what you pay for... a pleasure to shoot.

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    If you're going to consider the SIG P238 you might just as well consider the SIG P938, a slightly larger 9mm. That takes away the ".380 is too small" argument and initiates the "friends dont let friends buy guns that dont start with a .4" argument, in which case, the Springfield XDS .45 is your best bet.

    Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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