This is a discussion on .380 auto's. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am on my second LCP and I cannot complain about them at all, good little guns for the price. I think you just have ...
I am on my second LCP and I cannot complain about them at all, good little guns for the price. I think you just have to realize that the little compact 380's are not meant to be range guns, and thus they aren't built to the same exacting standards that your full size gun's are. I shot the my first LCP I had to death, put 2K+ rounds downrange with it until I had run every DYI drill I could, and then traded it in for a new one! The second one I tested for reliability and now just keep as my backup to my CM9, or for when smaller needs call.
"60% of the time...it works every time..." -Brian Fantana
I'm waiting for my NAA 380 Guardian to arrive. I hope it is as good as the reviews I have seen. It will be my pocket carry pistol.
I had no troubles with my P3AT after 7 years.
Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!
Thanks people for all your support. I have done some further internet searches and found that the problem with my Bodyguard that I am concerned about was addressed a year before my gun was built. Since I really like the feel and size of it I am going to shoot it until it fails me. At that time I will find another piece to take it's place as a pocket carry warm weather gun. I am new to the pocket guns and after going through two of them and reading all the horror stories posted on the forums I just got frustrated and thought I would post for input. The message I am going to take away form all your advice is I need to put more rounds through it, I have only shot around 75 rounds with it. Stop reading and go shoot and enjoy, got to get to the range more and stop reading these posts on the internet. Thanks for all the help.
So far, my Kahr .380 has been great. Round #1 failed to completely chamber. After that, perfect through approx. 500+ rounds.
No one ever said it'd be easy.
I've got around 300 rounds through my bodyguard and I have nothing but good things to say about it. It has become my EDC.
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Knock on wood but my LCP has worked flawlessly so far with several ammo types. I hope my LCP continues to be reliable.
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I have been carrying a Bursa for years and no complaints other than I had a constant feeling of needing more stopping power. The only time the weapon failed me was due to the ammo misfiring. That is one you just can't do much about. You just never know when that might happen.
Now using 45 sub compact and so far so good. Taurus Millineum.. Having some trouble getting used to the location and easy operation of the magazine release. It is way too easy to hit and drop the mag.
I agree with many of the positive comments from prior postings. The .380 small frame pistols can be finicky and troublesome firearms, built to very exacting specs and with very tight tolerances. I have had a LCP with CT laser for about a year. During that time, I have put over 200 rounds of various manufacturers (Rem UMC, Federal, S&B, PMC) downrange with no issues. Actually, the only issue I have had was with a 10rd Promag magazine. I bought it for range use, but after numerous failure to feed issues with the Promag magazine, it is now a paperweight. I now exclusively use Ruger (MecGar) magazines, and have had no further issues. After reading numerous threads at the elsiepea forum, I thoroughly cleaned the pistol prior to initial use and changed out the guiderod and the recoil springs, with good results. I installed a Pachmayr tactical grip to lessen the rather snappy recoil of that small pistol. For PD, I use Hornady CD and Rem GS rounds.
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My LCP has been more than i expected...it has shot everything i put in it...and i shoot it very very well...also because it carries comfortably it gets carried everytime i leave the house....