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Thread: .380's, What's best?

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    .380's, What's best?

    I bought a Ruger LCP as a back up gun, not as a primary by any means. That was several years ago and I see the market has broadened considerably with many new guns. I handled the Glock 42, seemed well made like all Glocks, but a bit large for my taste. I also see that Beretta has model called the Pico in the works. Do any of the newer tiny .380's really perform better than the LCP? I have always thought of these guns as a last ditch, in your face (literally) weapon so I am not concerned about fast reloads or great sights.

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    Almost all .380's perform better than the LCP. Right now the 2 best in my opinion are the Sig P238 and Glock 42... both are light years ahead of the LCP in almost every way. Check em' out.

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    If you want a deep cover 380, get a Kahr CM380. If you're going to get a G42, get a 9mm of some sort. Realistically, unless you are real recoil sensitive, get a 9mm.

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    The Ruger is a fine gun, but not in the same league of the Glock 42. I'm with Tap, the Glock 42 or the Sig P238 are the finest .380 offerings available. Of course, the PPK/S is the only real iconic .380, but it's a heavy little piece.

    I have the G42, and it is the smoothest shooting .380 I've shot to date. Extremely light recoil. Kahr offers some fine .380s, but for the money, you won't beat the G42.

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    There are a lot of good .380s out there. I like the Colt Mustang/Sig P238 for reliability and ease-of-shooting. The Pocketlite Mustang is a good carry gun if you are looking for a light weight .380 with a decent trigger.

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    Sig 238 and Walther PPK....Wife has both and loves 'em.

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    I love the Sig P238, I have one, as does the wife, and the daughter.

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    My G42 is extremely easy to shoot. And at 7 yards I get 2 inch groups. What else can you ask for?
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    It is a sweet little gun.

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    It's large for a 380,,,

    It's large for a 380,,,
    And it's pricey as all heck,,,
    But my Beretta Cheetah is a great handgun.



    Mine has never failed to feed, fire, or eject.

    But it's definitely not a pocket pistol.

    Aarond

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    Nice guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarondhgraham View Post
    It's large for a 380,,,
    And it's pricey as all heck,,,
    But my Beretta Cheetah is a great handgun.



    Mine has never failed to feed, fire, or ejec

    But it's definitely not a pocket pistol.

    Aarond

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    I , 2nd The Motion Mine Is A 84f Nickel 2/10rds 2/13 rds

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    I would own a Glock 42 if it was chambered in 9mm Luger. Until then, the LCP is sufficient for a .380, because it spends 99% of its time in the gun safe, anyway. It's a bit clunky, compared to some of the newer more expensive ones, but I'm not a fan of .380s, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borris View Post
    I , 2nd The Motion Mine Is A 84f Nickel 2/10rds 2/13 rds
    Thirded. Mine's black on black and I should fire it more often...

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