Hey guys im in the market for a .380 for my fiancee. Ive been looking into the Ruger LCP, but mostly because i want a pocket BUG. But i figure if i get that she can carry it whenever. What are the good .380's out there?
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I was told by one of my instructors "There are two things you never buy a woman, her shoes and her gun. You'll never get the right one."
I would take her to a gun shop to "pick up some ammo" and while your there let her look around. Pay attention to the ones she likes and the ones she does not. Then go from there.
I have a Kel Tec P3AT and like it a lot. Never had any issues with it. I also know someone that had a Kel Tec P32 she traded in for an LCP and has only had good things to say about it. I also know a few people that carry the Bersa Thunder .380 and love it. Really can't go wrong with any of the three.
If you are set or she is on a 380 Walther PPK, Beretta are a couple good ones however they are not what you would call a pocket pistol. Let here try some other cal. also. There is no reason why she could not handle a 9mm and there are many good ones that are almost as small as a 380.
Rule - 1 for a semi for use by a frail person:
Have them rack the slide at least five times quickly.
I bought a lowly KT p-32, then found out my wife
could not rack it reliably, even when warm and dry.
It now has a 1/16" rod through the slide, detoured
around the firing pin, and curved into small "ears"
on each side, which then snap into grooves.
(yes, it's stable and safe)
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