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380 Pocket Auto?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Gross Man, Oct 22, 2012.

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  1. Gross Man

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    What do you guys have/like for a 380 Pocket Auto?
     
  2. smsnyder

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    Only big enough to stop a charging chipmunk. LOL
     
  3. mtimney

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    I have a Ruger LCP. I wasn't so crazy about it at first, but once I put a Hogue hybrid grip on it now fits my hand better and doesn't hurt to shoot like it did before. I've used it for several IDPA BUG stages and have done quite well with it.

    Pros... Seems to be quite reliable with no problems with 1000 rounds down the pipe. Very small print, but with the added grip it's easy enough to shoot with reasonable accuracy for its intended purpose....meaning <10 yards...but I can hit a torso every time at 25 yards quite easily with good lighting.

    Cons... The sights are worthless in anything other than bright light. I added a side mount laser to solve this problem. The double-action trigger takes some getting used to, but you can learn to shoot it well with practice. Ammo is expensive to buy and the round isn't that powerful, but I reload and don't use this as my main carry gun.

    Hope this helps. Mark T.
     
  4. MDMike

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    PPKS, and I would have nothing else unless it was in 45 ACP.....
     
  5. John Galt

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    Kel-Tec 380. Very small and surprisingly accurate. Don't listen to the goobers who badmouth the 380- it might not be the best in terms of effectiveness but it sure beats nothing when carrying something larger isn't practical. There is definitely a place for something so small that it can be concealed even when wearing little clothing.
     
  6. Bob Merkov

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    Kel-Tek P3AT. Great little gun.
     
  7. BDodd

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    Walther PPK and I agree with MDMIKE, the 45 ACP would be the winner of all. There are times, though, the PPK is just the right size......breakemall
     
  8. bonzai272

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    Bersa Thunder 380.
     
  9. John Galt

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    While the Walther PPK is a great gun, to me it's really not a pocket pistol since it's 6 inches long, 4 inches high and a whopping 21 oz. All the modern pocket pistols are shorter, lower, and weigh about 1/3rd of that.
     
  10. Big Dave

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    I used to carry a Ruger LCP, in warm weather. Then I found the Diamond Back DB9, it fits in the same pocket holster as the LCP. Now that it's cooled off and I'm wearing more clothes it's a Beretta PX4 Storm sub compact in 40 cal.
     
  11. skeeljc

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    Sold the LCP. Got one of these.

    Jim Skeel<BR>P/W Dealer/Distributor


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  12. skeeljc

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    I know. Just trying to talk him out of a mouse gun.

    Jim Skeel<BR>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
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    This one will fit in your coat pocket. It is a Kahr CW-40.

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  14. Bill Roberts

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    Colt pony.
     
  15. grnberetcj

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    My pocket 380 is a 1911 45....no such thing as walking wounded!!!

    Curt

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    My wife carries a Diamondback and I have a Sig 232. I like the Sig a little better because if feels like a REAL gun. The conceal part is better with the Diamondback.

    Gary
     
  17. kolarshooter

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    Why not a pocket 9mm? about the same size, more knockdown and cheaper ammo.

    Detonics made a pocket 9 in the 1980's they were as small as most .380's today.

    I think kimber may have a small 9mm now.

    IMHO most pocket .380's are a jam waiting to happen.

    I like the small frame revolver over to the pocket 380.

    Tom
     
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    Colt Mustang but I really like the Sig copy.
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

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    The little bullets I use in my Ruger are nnnnnasty!
     
  20. ImpalaBob

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    Seecamp .380 would be my ultimate .380 pocket choice.
     
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