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Posted: 3/29/2010 7:42:09 PM
Your opinion?

I have had very good reliabilty with my Keltec P32 (.32 cal) and now i'm looking to possibly pick up a KT .380. However, some say it's not as reliable as the P32.
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Posted: 3/29/2010 8:18:58 PM
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Posted: 3/29/2010 8:29:04 PM
my 1934 Baretta and Walther ppk/s
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Posted: 3/29/2010 8:48:56 PM
Originally Posted By MONGO45:
Sig Sauer P230


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Posted: 3/29/2010 8:55:06 PM
I have a FEG and a Makerov, neither have ever been a problem. I really like the Mac it's a nice pistol-Russian.
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Posted: 3/29/2010 8:58:19 PM
Originally Posted By MONGO45:
Sig Sauer P230


Or P232...same thing

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Posted: 3/29/2010 9:00:13 PM
That may have been true years ago, but the p3at is a reliable piece now.
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Posted: 3/29/2010 9:01:10 PM
I have an LCP that hasn't missed a lick...
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Posted: 3/29/2010 9:10:59 PM
My PPKS has never given problems (20 years old!)

My new LCP has only 75 rounds through it, without a hitch, but I've heard different brands/loads can lead to pickyness...
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Posted: 3/29/2010 9:31:20 PM
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+ again on the SIG 230, 232.
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Posted: 3/29/2010 9:50:50 PM
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Posted: 3/30/2010 4:26:25 AM
Can't go wrong with Beretta, Sig, or Walther for a quality .380acp pistol. However for a pocket pistol i had a cheap Kel-Tec P3AT and it worked fairly well for what it was. Since then I've sold it and now carry a quality S&W 642 revolver in my pocket.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 4:42:44 AM
I love Sig firearms, but don't have a sig .380. I do have a Bersa, and it is 100% reliable.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 6:13:36 AM
SIG P 232.

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Posted: 3/30/2010 8:38:25 AM
Originally Posted By Tirador223:
SIG P 232.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Guevera/IMG_4065.jpg


Thats a nice looking pistol.Never heard of that one.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 9:22:36 AM
Originally Posted By jb241970:
Your opinion?

I have had very good reliabilty with my Keltec P32 (.32 cal) and now i'm looking to possibly pick up a KT .380. However, some say it's not as reliable as the P32.


There are lots of reliable .380 pistols available, it's just that none of them are the size of the P3AT. I think that you will find new P3ATs to be as reliable as your P32 was, however.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 9:30:51 AM
Walther PPK/S I mean come on if James Bond carries and it has to be good. Plus his has real knock down power.

In all actuality the Walther PPK/S would be the first choice if I ever was going to carry a .380 but since I will never carry a .380 I do not have to worry about it.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 9:31:24 AM
Originally Posted By Tirador223:
SIG P 232.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Guevera/IMG_4065.jpg


That is a sharp pistol, you hardly even notice that the rear sight is installed backwards.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 10:45:45 AM
It's going to be one of the larger blowback autos, like the PPK, Sig, and Bersa.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 11:26:37 AM
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Originally Posted By Tirador223:
SIG P 232.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Guevera/IMG_4065.jpg


That is a sharp pistol, you hardly even notice that the rear sight is installed backwards.


Glad you're winking as those sights are some of the nicest night sights I have experienced. And yes, they are facing the right way.



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Posted: 3/30/2010 11:34:26 AM
If you want reliability, you should just get a J frame. In my experience, all the .380's have reliabilty issues. Individual guns may be reliable, but you can easily get a lemon, and when my life is on the line, I prefer reliability.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 12:12:56 PM

I have personal experience with two 380's.

The Bersa Thunder 380 and the CZ-83 were flawless.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 12:38:22 PM
I had an old P230 that was 100% but I got that well used and I've read that most of the pocket .380 have teething issues when you first shoot them.


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Posted: 3/30/2010 1:10:17 PM
Originally Posted By Southrnshooter:
I have an LCP that hasn't missed a lick...


Big +1, mine has been flawless. I also have a couple friends with later model P3AT's that have fired several hundred rounds each with no issues. Either of those would be a good choice.
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Posted: 3/30/2010 1:24:53 PM
I hate, I mean really hate to say this, but based on personal experience + a smattering of research on the subject, the Bersa Thunder .380 is a good choice, especially the CC version. I'm a Glock/HK/Sig guy and I don't usually recommend cheap pistols, but the Bersa .380's seem to be unique in their ability to be cheap and not suck. My dad has one, and I've had two (both the CC versions), and out of the thousands of rounds we've fired through all three (all three were bought new), out of all the different ammo types, we haven't experienced a failure of any kind. The other Bersas (9mm, .40, etc.) seem to have some issues, but for some reason this one just turned out right.

I like the Walther, but I've seem the PPK's FTF a number of times. My dad had one and no longer has it (he sent it back to the factory twice, once for reliability issues and once for the trigger somehow disconnecting after each shot and the rear sights coming loose). I also like the Sig, but find that it's way bulkier than any .380 should ever be. The Beretta I've never had experience with, but I just hate Beretta in general...
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Posted: 3/30/2010 2:13:34 PM
German Walther PPK, PPK/S, or PP for the win !!!!
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