GUN Im in the market for semi auto .380

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  1. emad

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    I'm looking to pick up a decent .380 any suggestions? It will just be used for the ocassional plinking at the range. Are there any with hicap magazines?
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Walther PPK/s ?
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm going to vote PPK too, if its just for range why not go with a bigger caliber full size? G17 33rd mag ftw
     
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    keltec p3at, it hides so easily in a pocket and hey if you're going to have a .380 it should be able to do that ;)
     
  5. texchef

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    Bersa Thunder .380 ftw. More than half the price of a PPK and more features IMO. Accurate as hell too. It more than likely will be my next gun.
     
  6. emad

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    Already have a G23, XD-40, and a P22. Just wanted to add another small caliber semi auto to my collection. :)
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    If you're plinking at the range I'd stay away from the P3AT, I have a P32 that I love, but it's not a range gun.
    I had a PPK/s for a while, must have been a lemon, wouldn't feed anything 100%. It looked real nice tho.
    I've heard good things about the Bersa's actually thinking of getting one for my gf after taxes. Also look for Browning BDA .380, high cap 12? rounds and real nice bluing.
     
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    What do you guys think of the Beretta Cheetah?

    I'm leaning towards the Bersa.
     
  9. texchef

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    As much of a fan of Beretta as I am I think anything less than the 92fs is over priced. I love the action, accuracy, features and field strip ability of their guns but I hate the prices. Even if it was an H&K .380 I wouldn't spend that much on it. For me the Bersa .380 at Academy for $199-219 is a perfect price for that caliber.
     
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    Get a Makarov in 9x18, swap the barrel, shoot .380.

    Enjoy.
     
  11. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    I had a PPK/S for about a year and sold it. It functioned 100%. Your grip has to be firm or the recoil will be harsh.

    I think it was overpriced and overweight for what it was.

    If you want a hicap .380, look into a Browning BDA.
     
  12. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    I've got a Browning Double Action (BDA) and I couldnt be happier with it. I only use it as a range gun, but wouldnt hesitate to use it for self defense. One of the main reasons I bought it was because of previous experience with my dads Beretta 84. Both of them are great guns, but you have to pay a little bit more for them. I dont know how much my dad paid for his, but I paid either $360 or $380 for mine.

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  14. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    The PPK or the SIG P232 FTW
     
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    for range work, I'd vote either a .380 Makarov (they are around or you can swap the barrel)
    CZ-83
    Bersa 380
    Browning BDA-380 (actually made by Beretta)
     
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    i checked out the browning bda, and the bersa at the gun shop today. I like the way the browning fit in my hand. The bersa was about $150 cheaper.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Pig Sauer 232
     
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    I think NAA makes a .380 auto similar to the p3at but it's all metal and a little thicker or something. that may make a decent range gun but i've never heard reports. if it's strictly range gun, i'd go for the walther/s&w ppk/s or whatever...The sig is a good choice too.
     

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