This is a discussion on What were they thinking? .380 revolver within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This one threw me for a bit of a loop. It's not like the cylinder would be any longer if they bored it out of ...
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well, it will be about 2mm shorter than a 9mm revolver; we all know how important those millimeters are when concealing
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Could be a recoil-related marketing scheme? (Read: another girl gun) But the .22 Mag's ballistics are close to the .380's and certainly the ammunition has to be cheaper.
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People are recoil sensitive and they think a little gun has less recoil... surprise... wrong
A .380 revolver does seem a bit silly.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
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i think i'd rather have a 22mag revolver vs 380 revolver.
At least a centerfire is more reliable than the rimfire. I'm waiting for the 25 auto revolver.
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Man, Taurus has just never done anything for me. If they just dropped all their useless models they could focus on making their first quality gun.
Countries south of us do not allow the public to own guns that fire military rounds. No 9mm for them so the 380 comes into play...
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Wouldn't they be better off just sticking with .38 and .357 mag wheel guns for that reason then?
Manufacturers are fully aware that there are people who place comfort over security.
However, we are also talking about Taurus, the company that released a polymer frame .38 Special to compete with the Ruger LCR, but Taurus' polymer frame revolver weighs more than their alloy frame revolver. So, what was the point there? Ruger introduced the LCR because they didn't already have a lightweight revolver. Of course Taurus manages to sell an awful lot of those Judge revolvers, and ballisticly they do nothing particularly well. People still buy them. Go figure.
ETA: If it was chambered in .380 Revolver (aka .38-200), I might consider one even though it is a Taurus. It would be nice to have a current production revolver sighted for the 200 grain British Service Cartridge.
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