DB 380 for cheap. yay or nay?

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    I owned a DB380 that went back to the factory twice. It had numerous ftl, fte and trigger reset problems. They sent me a new gun after the second trip back to the factory. I immediately traded it for an LCP.

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    Thanks guys. No DB I don't like what I'm hearing. I never thought about houge grips on an lcp that might make it more comfortable for her.

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    A J frame does ever thing a mouse gun .380 will do and more... (go band every time).

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    You need not be a big person to conceal a larger frame firearm.

    In any event, I would not consider a .380 to be anything but a last ditch backup.
    And as the other replies state, not much good to say about DB.
    She certainly can easily conceal her xd. Or a Smith j frame or Ruger LCR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DW1911fan View Post
    Thanks guys. No DB I don't like what I'm hearing. I never thought about houge grips on an lcp that might make it more comfortable for her.
    Smaller doesn't mean easier to shoot. It's counterintuitive but I find it's easier to shoot a heavier gun.

    What is your wife's line of work? Does it involve a lot of travel? Problem is these days, there are usually multiple attackers.

    Although a revolver is very reliable, most practical carry for women are 5 shots. Don't get titanium or scandium because the weight is not enough to tame +P 38s.

    For 380s, it is not an effective round. I'd really say go 9 mm. Take your wife to the shop. Look at the Ruger SR9C. That can hold a lot of rounds. The Glock M&P Subcompact, XD Subcompact, or Glock 26 is another viable option. Kahr makes the PM9 which only does 6+1. It's heavy enough for control of 2 shots.

    As for the original question:

    My DB9 is in the shop.
    1st 200 rounds, FTF/FTE almost every magazine. Ramp chipped but it didn't interfere with feeding.
    Took it to my gunsmith. He adjusted the lips of the magazine. Shot 100 rounds flawlessly. Shot it again. FTE/FTF.
    Walking pins. Fixed it with their redesign of the pins.
    Shot again. The trigger stopped resetting. Brought it to my gunsmith. The frame cracked internally.

    It's been in the shop more than in my house. Decide for yourself. What would you rather have?

    When I get mine back, it's likely going to be only for the range, plinking. I would NEVER depend upon it for my life. I might even trade it in for a Pump Shotgun.




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    nay, go for an LCP. Buds has them for $289.
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    I should forget the DB and the LCP and get a Kahr CM9.
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    CM9 or PM9.

    Try both.


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Aqd...e_gdata_player

    To Hell with it. I'm done with this POS.



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    A recent gun mag had an article stating that one of the owners of this company was complaining that he had voted for Obama but was disappointed with how he has done since being elected.
    I for one want NOTHING to do with a Gun company that admits to supporting Obama, EVER!!!!!

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    I have shoot a diamondback and the slide was very difficult to pull back, try the s&w .380 and invest in hogue grips comes with a laser and less then 300
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    Quote Originally Posted by DW1911fan View Post
    I found what seems to be a good deal. DB380 with a pocket and good iwb holster and 4 mags for $380. It will be for my wife. I have read good things but would like to hear from those of you who carry one. Thanks
    i don't have any first hand experience with the DB380 but most of what i've heard about this little pocket pistol has been negative..

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