GUN Good .380 pistol?

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I've been wanting one just for shits. I thought about the Kel Tec, or LCP, but just remembered about the Bersa...so i thought i'd ask you guys for advice. I don't want to spend much on this thing since it's just to have and for fun, basically.

    What are my options?
     
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    beretta maybe
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    my bersa thunder .380 has been great to me

    but i'm still planning on getting a ruger lcp
     
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    what you're looking for says Bersa all over it. Have you considered a nice Bulgarian Makrov?
     
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  6. WooleyBooger

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    My dad has a Makarov...pretty nice gun. I don't know where he got it or what he gave for it. How much do those things go for? How cheap is the 9x18 ammo?
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I used to have a PPK/s. I wouldn't mind owning one again.
     
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    It really depends. I see them locally go for anywhere from $250-$500 depending on grade/condition.

    I haven't priced 9x18 for a while, but there are a few .380 Makrovs floating around.
     
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    keep in mind .380 ammo is more expensive than .45 ammo.

    I've had a Kel-tec P3AT, it was a fun little gun to shoot and try and hold onto, but it's really meant to carry, and isn't a range gun. I'd say if you're looking at something small, but decent for range time, the Bersa or makarov would be good choices. mak ammo would probably be cheaper.
     
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    Thats pretty much what I've been wanting to say...might as well just buy a fun 9mm cheap and at least you'll be able to afford to feed it.
     
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    Hard to find anything wrong with a Bersa .380, I have one, my wife carries one, nice guns. Shoots and shoots and shoots.
    [​IMG]
     
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    ^ looks just like mine :coold:
     
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    I have an old Bersa, with the wood grips. The one gripe I have about is the magazine. I was at the public range and dropped the magazine on the floor. The plastic magazine pad cracked and I had a pile of .380 at my feet.

    It's also lost a significant amount of bluing after being carried for a year in an IWB holster. Again, this was the older Bersa. Other than that it was a solid gun, which replaced my Grendal .380 at the time, talk about a piece of shit gun, that Grendal was crap. The Bersa has never failed to fire, that thing went everywhere with me.
     
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    ^ i also broke a bersa magazine by dropping it and the plastic on the bottom cracked.

    no bullets spilled out but i had to swap the mag for a new one.
     
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    I bought mine at Butchs Gun shop up by 65th. I brought it in, he looks at it, chucks it in the garbage can and pulls a magazine from one of the Bersa's on display.

    Then again I was in there every other day. :)
     
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    Bersa 380

    Cheap, reliable, good shooter, and did I mention cheap? Less than $250 out the door for a good gun is a fucking steal.
     
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    dude, thats where i bought mine :rofl:

    those old guys are super nice :coold:
     
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    why get a Bersa when you can get a Kahr?
     
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    Cause they look to be about 2x - 3x the $$$ :eek3:
     
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    Alright so new question...since the .380 will be so expensive to feed...what is the smallest, but still worth owning 9mm (for cheap)? Is it going to be a 26, or are there other options available?
     
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    Kel Tec PF9
    Kahr CW9
     
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    keltec pf9/p11, walther pps is sexy but probably too 'spensive, some of the older metal framed s&w autos came in smaller sizes and are cheap today, the sig p6/p225 is cheap
     
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    P3AT is a great carry gun, but noting about it is fun to shoot
     
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    Joe_Cool carries a Taurus pt111 and he loves it.
     
  25. Ford4Life

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    I own a PF9, have never had an issue with it. Very thin and light, plus 8 rounds of 9mm FTW. Much, much better than a .380
     

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