This is a discussion on Does anyone make a small 380 that actually works?! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So far, all of my pocket guns have either been a Walther PPK model or a S&W J-frame. I know there are lighter semi-auto .380s ...
So far, all of my pocket guns have either been a Walther PPK model or a S&W J-frame. I know there are lighter semi-auto .380s on the market but the steel in the PPK seems to help soak up some of the recoil in such a small pistol, so it works for me. I guess I've also been lucky because none of the PPK models I've had have been finicky about what ammo they were fed.
^^ I like that it doesn't have that goofy double-jointed trigger.
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I've had a P3AT, an LCP, and a Kahr CW380. The Kahr's my favorite by far in terms of build quality, shootability, controllability, and reliability, but I haven't shot the LCP enough to have a real strong opinion about it. I think very highly of Berettas, but the Pico got some bad press when it first came out, so I kind of steered clear of it. Don't much need another micro-380 anyway.
The CW380 stands head & shoulders above the others, IMO, but your assessment of the Pico makes it sound like another winner!
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I prefer my P938 to any of the little 380's. If I had my choice in .380, it would be a P238. The only reasons I never bought one are that it isn't much smaller than my 938 and being left-handed, there never seems to be the great deals on the ambi models. If money were no object, I would have the stainless P238. I bet that is a real sweet shooter.
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You might also consider a Kimber Micro. https://www.kimberamerica.com/micro-two-tone-380
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+1 for the P238. Wife and I both have them; never a problem.
Love my p238. Never a hiccup. At least a thousand rounds, probably closer to 2k round thru it. Love the 938 even better. Both are very accurate, with the 938 taking a bit of a lead in that dept. My son and son in law each have an LCP. I canít hit the broad side of a barn with them...from inside the barn. They just donít work very well for me, although I wish they did. I may pick up an LCPII just for kicks, to see if a little practice with one would help.
I still like my RM380. Never a problem. The nicest little 380 I've shot.
what ammo are you using?
Most .380 ammo I find to be under powered and turns your
micro beast into a paperweight .
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I've owned or still own quite a few of the newer pocket .380s, including the LCP (Gen 1), current LCP, LCP Custom, LCP II, Kahr P380, Sig P238, Beretta Pico, Taurus TCP and S&W Bodyguard 380. All of them have run fine for me with any decent ammo. For .380 ACP, I almost always use Hornady American Gunner XTP, Speer Gold Dot LE, Fiocchi FMJ, PMC Bronze FMJ or American Eagle FMJ. They have all been consistent for me.
I got the LCP long ago and it keeps providing reliability in a super concealable firearm.
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