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    Quote Originally Posted by whodat2710 View Post
    You are completely missing the point. Did you actually read the article or did you just comment based on the title?
    Yes I did read the entire article.... tell me how I missed the point, rather than just saying, "you missed the point"... or better yet, why don't you explain to me what you think the point was. That's kind of how these forums work.

    Plus the title only said, Decent short article about .380. How in any way shape or form from my post do you get the conclusion that I didn't read the article? Is it because I disagreed with the authors reasoning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nybuckboy View Post
    I have 3 CC guns. The first I bought was a 38 S&W Bodyguard. The next I bought was the S&W .380 Bodyguard and the last gun I bought was the Sig P938 in 9m. The gun I carry 95% of the time... the .380. Why? Comfort. It just fits deep conceal best. It pocket fits best and it's virtually the same size as the Sig but lighter. It's with me when I am working around the house. It's with me when I go for a ride and it's with me when I go to the office. I like shooting the Sig more and it is a better shooting gun but once again the .380 fits best so I gravitate to it. I love the gun.
    I am with the Rugers like you are with the S&W. I have a P-95 (15rd 9mm) for OWB, and LC9 for IWB and a LCP for a BUG/pocket holster carry. No matter which of the other guns I carry, the LCP is always there. In the south it get's warm, and even a belt can get uncomfortable, much less the added bulk of IWB or weight of OWB. But even in gym shorts I get them with pockets, so If I am checking the mail, taking out the trash, working in the yard etc., the LCP is there.
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    Almost nobody has shot any animals with any ccw pistol. So they really have nothing upon which to base their beliefs, except bs written by somebody else who's never fired a shot at flesh and blood. (ie, the FBi's testers-writers). I've shot a ton of animals with various loads, and short of the 460 Rowland and the 10mm, or 41 or .44 mag (and then only if using the lightest/fastest jhp's) they aint all that impressive as to their effects on flesh and blood.

    The NRA Armed Citizen column says, and the stats show that IF you are smart enough to leave the punk an exit route, and IF you get the gun pointed at him early enough, the odds are heavily in your favor about not needing to fire at all. then a lot more punks flee at shots that miss, and many are stopped by any sort of hit. So the odds are about 20 to 1 that the 380 will suffice, IF the timing and escape route things are taken care of. If you are slow and/or stupid, a .45 or 357 probably won't make any difference, either. Never have a gun "loose" in pocket, purse, etc. Always have a holster therein.

  5. I read it twice. Doesn't tell me why I or anyone else should carry a .380 over 9mm or anything else. Not very well written, just one person's opinion.

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    Why would I shoot an animal with a CCW? That's not exactly the point... It's not supposed to take down a grizzly bear or a deer from 500 yards. It's supposed to stop a person from hurting/killing you. And I don't think I can conceal a bear gun or a rifle on a daily basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard View Post
    I read it twice. Doesn't tell me why I or anyone else should carry a .380 over 9mm or anything else. Not very well written, just one person's opinion.
    OK, the point of the article was that if you don't have it ON you, you can't defend yourself with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telpinaro View Post
    Why would I shoot an animal with a CCW? That's not exactly the point... It's not supposed to take down a grizzly bear or a deer from 500 yards. It's supposed to stop a person from hurting/killing you. And I don't think I can conceal a bear gun or a rifle on a daily basis.
    I believe the comparison was not about going elk hunting with your LCP, it was about stopping power, and comparing large game animals reaction to human reaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodat2710 View Post
    I believe the comparison was not about going elk hunting with your LCP, it was about stopping power, and comparing large game animals reaction to human reaction.
    Right... that would make more sense. thru has been creating so many posts about SHTF stuff I immediately thought he was suggesting we needed to be carrying things with enough stopping power to take down an elk. And yeah, in the event of an apocalypse we'd need bigger guns and would worry less about whether we could hide it or not... it's just not practical now for EDC and concealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    The reason for most pocket guns is for a back up gun (BUG). When the back up gun becomes your primary carry, IMO it's due to mere convenience. I'd rather not trust my life to a .380 over a .40 or .45 due to convenience.

    If truly I would not carry based upon this inconvenience, then yes, I would guess the .380 is the way to go.

    However, I've always been an advocate of getting the best firearm for your purposes and then learn how to carry it well, rather than find a gun that is tiny and easy to carry and hopefully it will do what you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by whodat2710 View Post
    You are completely missing the point. Did you actually read the article or did you just comment based on the title?
    Quote Originally Posted by whodat2710 View Post
    OK, the point of the article was that if you don't have it ON you, you can't defend yourself with it.
    Please read my original post, especially the bold faced part. One should get the firearm that fits their purpose FIRST... THEN learn how to carry it well and often. They shouldn't carry a smaller gun just because it FEELS better, but if that's all they will carry that's better than none, I guess.
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    I think people who keep down-sizing their caliber of carry weapon, will soon down-size themselves out of carrying anything, simply because it's, as you say, "more convenient".

    Just my opinion.

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