New pocket .380: all steel, made in America, life-time warranty and relatively cheap!

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    New pocket .380: all steel, made in America, life-time warranty and relatively cheap!

    If this lives-up to the specs, it wil be my new BUG/ NY Reload:



    https://www.masterpiecearms.com/prod...MPA380S&cat=38

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    Looks like a Autauga clone. I imagine it would be quite a handful in .380. Are they actually for sale yet?

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    Did they not list the weight ordid I just miss it?
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    Looks like it may be a winner. I would like to know how much it weighs.
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    Action DAO
    Caliber .380 ACP / .32 ACP
    Capacity 6+1
    Finish Black/Stainless
    Barrel 2.250” barrel
    Total Length 4.4”
    Width .820”
    Height 3.150”
    Weight MPA32: 10.9 oz ; MPA380: 11.3 oz
    MA Approved
    Front Sight Fixed
    Rear Sight Fixed
    MSRP (Price) $322.90 (Black); $345.90 (Stainless)
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    At least they give Seecamp a little homage on their website, but I bet the width measurement is a fib. I'll pay for reputation after seeing all the new mouseguns described as pre/post recall.
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    Interesting that the MPA is made from a slightly different steel than the Seecamp. I recall talk of the stronger steel being the key to making such a small .380 on the Seecamp Forum;

    We have found 415 to be vastly superior to those mentioned for fabricating
    pistols. Without this material we wouldn’t have been able to build a .32 size .380
    I'll keep an eye on these to see how they hold up.


    ICTsnub said;
    but I bet the width measurement is a fib.
    Why do you say that? The slide is probably around .75" and the grip a little more... or do you see something different?

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    I'm curious too about the width, given the appearance of the grips swelling at the top. Website does not give a good angle to see, such as straight on. What I find far more instructive and ruins it for me is the totally destroyed screw in the grip. Look at the enlarged photo. If that is the prototype, I will PASS. Wow, you have got to be kidding me? That's like a picture of a new car with rust.

    https://www.masterpiecearms.com/prod...MPA380S&cat=38

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    Looks like it has potential to me. I've avoided the 380s because my hands are too thick to grip them well. This looks like it might be a little more do-able for me. I'll have to check them out when the hit the gun shops and watch for threads and feedback.
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    I see a lot more than four hundreths of grip swell per side, maybe the photo lies.
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    Not that sights are particularly used on pocket guns.... but this gun doesn't seem to even have rears. reminds me of the LCP

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    Doesn't do anything any better than my NAA Guardians have been doing for years. You guys can play with the new toys and I will keep my tried and true guns. Not saying this isn't a great gun, but it has a hell of a lot of proving to do before I would ever carry one. Enough said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint Ridge View Post
    I'm curious too about the width, given the appearance of the grips swelling at the top. Website does not give a good angle to see, such as straight on. What I find far more instructive and ruins it for me is the totally destroyed screw in the grip. Look at the enlarged photo. If that is the prototype, I will PASS. Wow, you have got to be kidding me? That's like a picture of a new car with rust.

    https://www.masterpiecearms.com/prod...MPA380S&cat=38
    OK, hasn't anybody looked at the screw in the expanded pictures - seriously?

    You can see smeared screws in every picture of every version of it. Enlarge the picture to witness the horror. Or maybe I'm just nuts I guess.

    https://www.masterpiecearms.com/products.php?cat=39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint Ridge View Post
    OK, hasn't anybody looked at the screw in the expanded pictures - seriously?

    You can see smeared screws in every picture of every version of it. Enlarge the picture to witness the horror. Or maybe I'm just nuts I guess.

    https://www.masterpiecearms.com/products.php?cat=39

    No you're right. Not a smart move on their part. I looked in interest at the defender line of weapons. Very hollywood but fun i would imagine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macattack View Post
    No you're right. Not a smart move on their part. I looked in interest at the defender line of weapons. Very hollywood but fun i would imagine
    Well, I feel better now, Thanks for noticing Macattack. Who approved those pictures? Funny really - unless they are actually trying to make money.

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