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Old 07-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default .380 Pocket Pistol Pro/Cons Choices?

I have a friend who is looking at buying a pocket pistol and he has seen a couple he likes. I'm looking for information from people who have owned these pisols and the pro/cons, likes/dislikes of each. He is trying to stay in the $250-350 range and the pistols are the Ruger LCP, Diamondback 380, Keltec P3AT, S&W Bodyguard 380. If you know of others in this price range feel free to add them and there pro/cons also.

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Iv'e held the ruger, kel tec, but neither of these fit my hand very well. I chose the Taurus TCP as it was the best fit, and bang for the buck. Quality is far better than the kel tec and is in line with the ruger, IMO. I think it boils down to which fits his hand better, bc they are all about the same.
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Even though it's a little bigger I carry a Bersa Thunder CC .380 and like it alot. It's reasonable priced, accurate and I've never had a FTF or FTE and it fits my hand better.

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I started carrying a Sig P230 a few years ago and love it. During winter I might switch to my G23C, but it just depends. That Sig is one of the best shooters and great for CC.
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i have had a few and now im using the LCP one day ill have a sig P238, shot one a few weeks back and was amazed i actuarial had a group on the paper, DOWN SIDE WITH THE SIG I CANT USE THE WALLET HOLSTER

most pocket guns are to get someone off you not a gun battle gun.

this setup im using is so comfortable i forget i have it in my pocket at times.

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IT IS NOT AN A.O.W HOLSTER AS PER BATF


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Old 07-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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I have the Diamondback DB380. They had a lot of problems when they first came out but seem to have corrected them in the latest version.

Pros: Lifetime warranty and good support. Most early problem guns were replaced rather than repaired.

Cons: finicky eaters. They only like about a half dozen types of ammo.
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I've shot the Kel-Tec .32, the Kel-Tec .380, the Ruger LCP, and the Taurus TCP. My vote goes to TCP. I'm a Kahr guy, and the trigger is very similar on the TCP. I think it is smooter and shorter than the others. Mine shoots very well, and reliability has been 100% through about 300 rounds. Downside of course is the sights on these little guns. If you HAVE to have good sights, go with the Smith or the Kahr.
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If you're pulling one of these, sights shouldn't matter. They're kinda made for the ear-hole.
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for a front pocket pistol, it is the ruger lcp, for the console in the vehicle or jacket pocket I carry the sig 230sl and maybe the lcp too in the front pocket....in the winter with the right coat it is the taurus ,millinium pro 45acp, and maybe the lcp
but for 380 I like the lcp for the front pocket with a pocket holster
but the sig is the best shooter and compares with other bigger 9mm that shoot real good
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I chose the Ruger LCP. I wanted something better in quality than Kel-Tec. Interestingly the LCP is a near clone of the P3AT. If I had the coin I would of bought a Kahr P380, which I think is the best 380 on the market in terms of quality. Although, the Rohrbaugh R9 looks tempting.
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