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Looking for a softer shooting 380 subcompact

This is a discussion on Looking for a softer shooting 380 subcompact within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Tightwad The Shield .380 EZ and Glock G42 are easily the number #1 and #2 Choices for new female shooters at our ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    The Shield .380 EZ and Glock G42 are easily the number #1 and #2 Choices for new female shooters at our Club. I would say that if you shoot the G42 better than the G43, Shield or P365 that is a very good reason.
    Yes, but in the original post, the OP asked "My question is, Is there any 380 pistol about the size of an LCP that is softer shooting?"

    That was why I mentioned the size of the Glock 42... I believe the G42 and the .380 EZ are just a little bit larger than the LCP, if I'm not mistaken.
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    OP, if you haven't done this let me suggest you try a Hogue Handall grip. It makes the LCP a bit bigger but not too much and for me it made quite a difference in shooting the gun. I also installed a Galloway Precision 13lb recoil spring. Between the two I shoot the little much better.
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    I have a Glock 42, 43, 2 19s, a 27, 22. The Glock 42 is nowhere near the size and weight of a Shield. It’s not the same size not weight as a 43, as some claim. It is bigger than an LCP, but much more shootable, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    The Shield .380 EZ and Glock G42 are easily the number #1 and #2 Choices for new female shooters at our Club. I would say that if you shoot the G42 better than the G43, Shield or P365 that is a very good reason.
    Yes, but in the original post, the OP asked "My question is, Is there any 380 pistol about the size of an LCP that is softer shooting?"

    That was why I mentioned the size of the Glock 42... I believe the G42 and the .380 EZ are just a little bit larger than the LCP, if I'm not mistaken. <img src="https://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/images/smilies/vol_1/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Rolleyes" class="inlineimg" />
    I don't disagree on the relative size of G42 vs LCP.

    I was just commenting on "Why bother carrying .380" alluding to it being 9mm size. Not everyone shoots the small 9mm well.

    I have not found a small 9mm I shoot well. I don't shoot the G43 and Shield 9mm well. Thankfully I shoot the .45 Shield better than either and can conceal it.
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    I find my LCPII easier to shoot (both comfort wise and accuracy) than my stainless P232.
    Like the first a lot! Not so much, the second one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHC View Post
    Walther PK380 is a very soft shooting, accurate firearm. My favorite handgun for just "shoot'n".
    I know this is an older post, but my 2 cents goes to the PK380 as well. Great carry gun as well as a range gun. It has its maintenance quirks though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenncvol View Post
    My normal EDC is a P365 MS which I typically take to the range about ever other week along with other firearms. However, there are times I have to carry my LCP as circumstances allow pocket carry only.
    Try it with the Hogue grip sleeve made for the LCP. Works wonders for it.

    I try to shoot the Ruger occasionally and can hit the target as well as needed for close work. But I sure do not enjoy the shooting.
    I don't enjoy shooting mine because aiming is so vague. So, I don't carry it. I keep it around in case I ever run into a need for deeper concealment than I can get pocket carrying a j-frame.
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    My recommendation? get a Glock 42, it's like a laser.

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    To me, and I carry one alot is the glock 42, it is bigger than the LCP but softer shooting. I highly recommend one.
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    what trigger do you have in that glock 42? or is it a Vickers trigger shoe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinch View Post
    I know this is an older post, but my 2 cents goes to the PK380 as well. Great carry gun as well as a range gun. It has its maintenance quirks though!
    The only reason that I didn't recommend the PK380 was this line in the initial post, "size of an LCP." As it is, I am carrying a PK380 as my daily carry.

    I do wonder where people are finding all these blowback 380 pistols. It would be a bit of a challenge to find new blowback 380 pistols. In most Gun stores, one would be limited to Bersa (a copy of a 100-year-old design) and the Hi-Point (designed to the lowest possible price point). I also saw an RIA Baby Rock, a copy of the Llama, but that was a couple of years ago. Compare that to the many Colt Mustang clones (Springfield, Sig, Kimber, and probably some I am not thinking about), The Walthers (two different 380 pistols, neither are blowback), the S&W M&P's (two 380 models, neither blowback), the Glock 42 and I am sure I can go on. The point here is that the claim that "most 380 pistols are blowback" is decades out of date. Yes, if one limits their selection to used pistols then there are some blowback pistols in that pile, but when talking about new pistols it is no longer true.

    The closest to a micro pistol that I have is a Kimber Micro 380. However, I am a bit hesitant to recommend it, not because there is anything wrong with it. Instead, I am hesitant because the single action platform is an individual preference, some simply don't like it. I understand that, my Glock 42 showed me that I don't like pistols that use the "safe trigger." It is little than a preference. However, it is also a lot larger than an LCP.
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    As others have already said, the Glock 42 is a little bigger, but itís a pleasure to shoot.


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    I have several small 380s. The softest shooter that's easy to carry is the Kahr CM 380. Racking it is a little harder, so I sat at home racking it about 100 times. It became a little easier and didn't need a breakin period.

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    The Glock 42 is the best .380ACP pistol ever made.

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