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  1. the bg380 auto

    It has 2 laser buttons 1 on each side, which might even help teach proper handling. When I hold mine at the ready, trigger finger pointed straight out the button is right under the pad of my finger, and I can switch it threw all 3, on, pulse, and off. My buttons were hard to press at 1st, and I just e-mailed S/W asking for new updated buttons and they mailed me new ones free. They are rubber and are easy to put in and take out without have to disassemble. When your looking at it in the store try out the buttons, I've heard that is one of the things to look at, some work better than others, but mine is fine now with the new ones they sent me. The manual safety in rt handed only, but it's a DAO with the normal auto safetys also.
    Another thought, I've been teaching my 20 yo daughter to shoot, and she's getting pretty good, but she likes shooting my 9mm Sig P239 more, and says the 380 kicks a little more. She can put 2 in the center ring of the silhouette with either one. The recoil isn’t bad on the bg380, I can rapid fire all 6 into the ring myself.
    Steve

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    The Laser

    I really like the design and most of the features, but not the laser. For my personal protection carry piece, I do not see any rason to light up the objective while also giving up my position. Even worse, consider the intense situation in a encounter with your laser bouncing all over the place. There is no way you are going to hold a steady light on a target, not to mention giving up your position.
    WHEN YOU TAKE IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS

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    Quote Originally Posted by timusp40 View Post
    I really like the design and most of the features, but not the laser. For my personal protection carry piece, I do not see any rason to light up the objective while also giving up my position. Even worse, consider the intense situation in a encounter with your laser bouncing all over the place. There is no way you are going to hold a steady light on a target, not to mention giving up your position.
    It's going to take about 2 seconds to sight in on a target with a laser, by the time the intruder knows what going in he'll be shot. Those are much better odds than trying to train in on a target in the pitch black while your most likely still half out of it from waking up 30 seconds ago. Night sights are nice, but you'll still be aiming at a shadow.

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    snatale42,
    Your comments make a lot of sense. Perhaps I just lack the confidence in lasers having no experience with them in a actual confrontation.
    WHEN YOU TAKE IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS

  6. #15
    Hey everyone-

    I have not had the opportunity to range test it yet, but plan on doing so next weekend. I will post my range report then. I have been buying different ammo for range and defense. My plan is conduct my tests on Speer Gold Dots, Federal Hydra Schocks, Winchester PDX Bonded, and some lead range ammo.

    No waiting period in MA to purchase a gun.....that's a myth.

  7. 3 day waiting period, my brother in Ohio has a 15 minute waiting period......wish they would make exceptions for ex military.

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