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Grandson's girlfriend, (soon to be granddaughter-in-law) is looking for a .380 for carry. She's an avid deer hunter and used to big centerfire rifles, so she's not a neophyte.

I think an LCP might be a bit too small to shoot consistently due to minimal grip size among other things.

Needs to be light and concealable. Da Evil Count Glockula is on the no-no list for whatever reasons and .380 is pretty much locked in.

Bigger Ruger? Springfield? SIG?




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My opinion, next size up from LCP is the Sig P365 or the Taurus GX4. God Bless Smile


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I pocket carry the LCP 380 Max, more rounds, have pretty good size hands, figure its for those up close encounters where a small firearm is quickly and easily used.

It's small size is the reason I bought it as it's easily put into my pocket...

Agree next size would be the P365 in 380.



 
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Mrs. Flash carries the Glock and it's smaller than the P365 I carry. It's also lower capacity, though.
 
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At just under 13 0zs & If you can find a Springfield 911 in .380? The slide is pretty easy to rack & is a solid performer in 380..


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Kahr CW380 is about the same size but shoots softer. Much better trigger too.


 
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Never forget the 13+1 Beretta 84 if she has larger hands & can carry a larger gun.


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Sig 238 is a mighty nice gun. I have the 938 which is extremely close in size and carry it daily in a DeSantis pocket holster. The *38 series is also a pleasure to shoot.

Next in line for me would be the Ruger LCP Max. I have a friend who has one, and it's a very good gun.

Sig makes the 365 in .380, but I hear it can be very difficult to take down, particularly the SAS version.

The Smith M&P Bodyguard may be worth looking at as well.



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You might take a gander at the Kimber micros. I wear one in an ankle holster and it's comfortable as can be (wearing and shooting).


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Thanks all. Info passed on, I'll let you know the outcome if/when.




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The grip really does help. Just a consideration. If you get the lcp, make sure the serial number is "no dash", much better trigger.
 
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Doesn't the LC9 come in 380?




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In .380, the P365, Glock 42 and S&W Shield EZ came first to mind.
 
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I’ve got a regular LCP and LCP max which in my hands the max is the winner, if she wants something bigger since the Glock is out, I’m lean towards the Shield EZ
 
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I have a couple of friends that own Bersa Thunder’s in .380 and are happy with them in terms of shootability and reliability.

I think that they are available in different frame materials so that would impact weight (obviously).

I found this article comparing the Ruger LCP Max vs the Bersa Thunder Combat -

https://www.handgunhero.com/co...nder-380-combat-plus

The article links to others comparisons of popular makes and models in this compact ‘form factor’.

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Doesn't the LC9 come in 380?


I believe that would be called the LC380
 
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Doesn't the LC9 come in 380?

It does, the LC380, I have one and exactly the same dimensions and weight as the LC9. Weighs about 17 oz if I remember right. They are nice pistols, DAO, triggers are a little rough until you break them in some. Might be a good choice for this new gal shooter.
 
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Never forget the 13+1 Beretta 84 if she has larger hands & can carry a larger gun.


This. Or the Model 85. Tisas makes an excellent Model 84 clone. Requires holster carry, but the larger size lends to better shootabiity.

But expect to pay a premium for the scarce newerones.


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Apologies for the drift, but... what's that holster?




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