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Old September 23, 2017, 06:16   #1
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ruger 380

whats the consensus on this little 380?, or would the air-weight J frame Smiths, be more useful as a pocket carry piece?
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Old September 23, 2017, 07:49   #2
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Decent price. I have an earlier version same gun. Cost a bit more a few years ago. One of three of my favorite pocket rockets.

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Old September 23, 2017, 08:15   #3
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Nice cheap little pistol, I've also had the older version and it's been pocket carried for 6 years without issue

Put a few hundred rounds thru it so you understand the trigger.
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Old September 23, 2017, 11:33   #4
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Prob much easier to pocket-carry than a J-frame Airweight, but I prefer .38+P over .380 and I'm not a fan of Ruger autos...I regularly carry a 442 Airweight in the summer months.
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Old September 23, 2017, 12:43   #5
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I carry the LCP more then any of the other pistols I own. I couldn't carry a J frame without it being on my hip.

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Old September 23, 2017, 13:22   #6
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I carry the LCP every time I leave the house, but in a holster w/thumb break, and with the extended magazine. It's so light and comfortable you basically almost forget you have it on you.

With the standard 6-round mag it's a fine pocket gun - I just don't like pocket carry. My hands are a little on the big side and trying to get into a typical pants pocket to draw is just to awkward for me.

I found it accurate enough at 20' at the range, even with the almost non-existent sights (the poor sights would be my only complaint). I'm not a great shot but had no trouble with headshots, and center of mass was mostly point and shoot. It's 20', after all. With the little Hogue rubber grip sleeve, it's easy to get a good grip and doesn't sting whatsoever when firing it. Only a few hundred through it but no jams.

I see them advertised at $199 nowadays at LGS. I don't NEED a 2nd one but at these prices I feel like I should buy another.
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I found this site when i was researching ammo for my Kimber Micro .380, it is a few years old but it was all i could find, he ranks them on how they perform the tests that he does.
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Old September 23, 2017, 19:37   #8
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The little .380 guns work fine so long as you don't try to shoot it like a target pistol.

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Old September 23, 2017, 20:36   #9
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Long trigger that loads up before breaking but every bit worth the money as a pocket pistol. Never had a problem with mine.
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