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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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.380 Choices?

Which brands do you all like or dislike? Grice has some good deals in the current sales catalog and the small Remington RM 380 can be had for 2 bills.I am really considerin the RM 380 if the fit and feel is good to help out Remmy but don,t want a lemon either.For the price that one is at the top of the list.What are you all,s opinion on havin a laser or not?I don,t think it justifies the extra expense.Plus if you really need it at night in a firefight or protection standpoint the laser also pinpoints your position to the enemy.Your thoughts are appreciated.
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I would take a look at the Walther PK380 I have two they are great little pistols and reasonable. Accurate as can be also. Will not break the bank either. I do not believe I would go with a laser either.
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Thanks Trout.I know Walther is a top notch gunmaker.
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Bought a Remington 380 back in November, when Remington had the hundred dollar rebate, cost 119.00, only reason I bought it was because of the price. Long trigger travel, I put a Galloway spring kit in it. I like it, shoots and cycles everything I have tried both factory and reloads. It does have a problem ejecting live rounds, when not firing. But works perfectly while firing, has never jammed. If they ever offer them at that price I will buy more. If you lived near, I would let you shoot mine before you buy one.
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A .380 is better than nothing but not much. There are so many sub compacts today with more punch than a .380 why settle for the little sister, especially if you are carrying for protection.

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A .380 is better than nothing but not much. There are so many sub compacts today with more punch than a .380 why settle for the little sister, especially if you are carrying for protection.
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.380 ammo has came a long way over the years. A .380 with Critical Defense ammo should not be underestimated. I have a Ruger LCP and like the slim profile. It's very easily concealed, even in the front pocket.
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My choice is a small Kahr MK 40, .40 S&W but a 9mm or a .38 special +P hollow point revolver is better than a .380 for stopping a man. A .380 is a 9mm short. Ruger makes some nice sub compacts if cost is a consideration.

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post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 06:04 PM
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I'm not a Remington pistol guy. If it were me I would go with a Ruger LCP instead. As others have said, maybe look at a small 9mm.
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