380 for a carry weapon?

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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby ibedamn » Tue May 14, 2013 1:14 pm

carlschmarl2 wrote:My new P380 and G21 for a size comparison...the 380 is just a cute little thing.



One thing I like about the P380 is the sights. Might not ever need em, but it's nice to have if you do.
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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby Cajun1085 » Tue May 14, 2013 7:25 pm

Bloke wrote:I have a Sig P238 .380 and absolutely love it. It is a bit pricey but has a match barrel wich greatly improves the accuracy. If you are in the market for a .380 then I would suggest at least taking a look at them. They are basically a mini 1911, around the same size as the LCP, but no plastic. It really is a pleasure to shoot.

I also carry the SigP238 with Cor-bon DPX (1050FPS). It is my summer gun. I wear a belly band at my waist under a pair of gym shorts and t-shirt. I also carry a back up mag. Colt mustang 7 round mags work well with gun and give you more grip surface. I bought my Sig when they first came out for $435
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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby Bloke » Wed May 15, 2013 5:15 am

Wow! You got a deal. I carry the HD model and changed out the carbon fiber grips for some dark walnut. I also had a local leather worker make me a custom holster becuase I couldn't find one like I wanted to fit this gun. It is a nice little combination. I will have to check into those Mustang Mags. :thumbsup:
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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby fowled out » Wed May 15, 2013 6:54 am

I have a mustang II pocket lite. I usually carry that when I'm wearing lightweight shorts. I normally carry my G27 though.
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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby QuackerSmacker498 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:43 pm

I have the LCP 380, it's a cute little thing and really nice to carry in a pair of shorts or Jean pockets. But there is no substitute for cubic inches of a .40 or .45. And not to mention the raised sights are much nicer than those little slick tops, heavier gun, wider handle, etc.

My thoughts are this, .380 is a good gun to start the fight but nothing I would want to reload or shoot out over 7 yds.

Shooting for personal defense is all about confidence, and frankly the .380 just isn't a confidence builder for me and many of the sub compact .380 models aren't comfortable in the hand. There are plenty of 9MM models that are a better shooting platforms than most of the .380's I have handled.

I don't dislike the .380 it's just not my first or second choice that's why I own a .380.
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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby mmayes » Fri May 06, 2016 2:15 pm

I carry a G42 with the +2 extender and really like the gun. It is lighter and more comfortable to carry all day long than my other Glocks. My preference would be an Officer sized 1911 in 45ACP

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Re: 380 for a carry weapon?

Postby La. Hunter » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:52 pm

Right now my ccw is the glock 43, but I occasionally carry my wife's P238. Tonight for instance, I was walking out the door to get my walk/run in and realized that I'd accidentally left my 43 at the office (carried Glock 23 today because I wanted more rounds in gun but brought 43 inside office so it wasn't left in vehicle). I grabbed the wife's P238 and headed out the door. We both use the N82 (Nate squared) professional holster and after a few minutes I practically forgot it was there. The .380 isn't my preferred caliber, but I'd much rather have it than nothing. Besides, in my career, I've only seen 2 instant kills and one of them was practically point blank in the forehead with a 380. The other was a self defense shooting where a guy was shot in the chest with a 30-06 and the coroner said he was dead before he hit the ground.
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