This is a discussion on Ruger LCP v. KelTec P3AT v. Taurus TCP within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ws76133 Thanks, all. Today I bought an S&W BG 380 - $339. I'm planning to take it to the range next week. ...
I had an LCP and a P32 and got rid of both. That LCP was ok but the ammo was too expensive for me at the time. The P32 felt like cheap junk. I had to clean up all the edges and the slide. No KelTec crap for me ever again. Except for the PMR-30, I WILL have one.
I got the S&W Bodyguard 380 a couple weeks ago and I greatly prefer it to the LCP. Better sights, better feel in the hand, better recoil. I don't really use the laser, but I prefer a pocket gun with a safety.
You will do yourself a favor by staying away from any polymer Taurus pistols.
I have been carrying my P3AT daily for 5 years now and no issues with function with 400+ rounds. I find it is much easier to hang on to when shooting than the smoother side LCP (which I did own but sold after the recall work).
Choose the original and besides Kel-tec has the best customer service in the business.
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Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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