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380 ACP vs 9mm

This is a discussion on 380 ACP vs 9mm within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Hello this is NoisyCricket's wife thank you guys for your imput I need to find something that I can shoot....

Old 04-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #21
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Hello this is NoisyCricket's wife thank you guys for your imput I need to find something that I can shoot.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:11 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by NoisyCricket View Post
Hello this is NoisyCricket's wife thank you guys for your input I need to find something that I can shoot.

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Old 04-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #23
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My Sig P238 has a lot less recoil than my Model 10 S&W 38. I would even say that the Sig P238 has considerably less recoil than the 38. I am not talking about any other 380 I am only speaking about the Sig P238.
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None of the small pocket guns/ .380s are fun to shoot but many people carry them because of their size and weight, they are all snappy in the smaller frames

Anyone deciding to get one, shoot it enough to know that it is reliable with the ammo of your choice and dont ever think of it as a range gun, none of them were made to be target guns

They are an up close and personal defence weapon and if used in that fashion they do serve their purpose

If you can conceal something larger than a .380, then you will be making a better choice
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:21 AM   #25
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Try bigger grips on the LCR I have a S&W 642 and put larger grips from packymyer .It is now a whole differant gun .
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by bandit2910 View Post
Try the Kahr cw9 its small and shoots great I love that gun.
Id consider this too.
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Try a Glock 26; I've always found them very light recoiling.

Or, maybe, an EMP.
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Originally Posted by Old4Eyes View Post
Since your wife loves the LCR I'd suggest the following:
Get a heavy 357 such as a Ruger GP100 or a Smith 686, either in a 4 inch barrel. Do most of the range time with the heavier gun, and put in a smaller (but still put in range time) with the LCR. Carry the LCR and keep the heavier Revolver next to the nightstand. She keeps with the same style (Revolver) and griping/malfunction drills will be similar rather than shifting between pistol/revolver.

In the end, let her figure out what she wants.
This is what I would suggest as well. She's much better off carrying the LCR. Especialy if she loves it. Don't step down to a .380. There will be just as much recoil plus it might bite her, malfunction etc. Just get a larger, similar revolver for most of your range time and HD.
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Get a glock, everyone knows they are the best! Seriously though, my wife purchased an xdm-9. And although she has never shot it I have, it is a very nice pistol, little recoil. I shoot it better than her G19.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by NoisyCricket View Post
Not to beat a dead horse with this .380 thing but has anyone had much experience with the walther pk380? looks like it would be decent as far as having a little more grip comfort dispersing the recoil? any thoughts?
why would you carry a full size .380, and not a 9mm? the only reason I would ever sacrifice carrying something bigger than a .380, is if I absolutely could ouly fit a tiny little .380.
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