This is a discussion on Colt 1908... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Questions... Some time ago, I built a concealed carry rig for an attorney pal of mine who carries a 1908 Colt .380. It's a dandy ...
Some time ago, I built a concealed carry rig for an attorney pal of mine who carries a 1908 Colt .380. It's a dandy little gun, a real shooter, he says, and I am curious about some things.
Does anyone here pack one of those pistols? The .380 isn't the best round, of course, but it definitely meets the first rule of a gunfight.
If you do carry one:
What ammunition do you use?
Do you have spare magazines and were they difficult to find?
What holster do you use?
Ever had any reliability issues?
Did you buy the gun or inherit it?
I watched Humphrey Bogart blast a Nazi Sunday at the end of Casablanca with a 1908. Round up the usual suspects....
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety), by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” by H. L. Mencken
The Colt 1908 that Rcher pictured above is the more expensive of a series of three identical weapons from Colt, FN & Husqvarna. I own the Husqvarna m/1907 in 380. The original design is by John M. Browning. It is definitely an amazing shooter! I inherited mine from my father and it has the honor of being a safe-queen. My only wish, since I will not carry a 380, is that it was at least a 9mm. It is extremely thin even though it is a 5" barrel, all metal weapon.
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
- Roy Batty
I had both a Colt 1903 .32 ACP and a 1908 .380 ACP. The 1908 was never reliable with fmj, and I sold it. On the other hand, the .32 never malfunctioned. The Colt .32 lived in the car glove box for may years, before being replaced by a CZ-82 in 9mm Mak.