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This is a discussion on 380 For a carry gun? within the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; I'm looking for a carry gun and I'm looking at a 380. Does the 380 have enough punch power? Most time if it's self defense ...

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    380 For a carry gun?

    I'm looking for a carry gun and I'm looking at a 380. Does the 380
    have enough punch power? Most time if it's self defense it's close range

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    Yes. I have posted many times on a 380 won't. The real purpose of my post were a 380 will. You hear all the time 380 won't penetrate. So I show it going through both sides of a steel door and 7/16 plywood be hind that, and a semi tire ect.
    The idea behind a 380 is it is small and light . When you start getting 380's the size of a good 9mm what is the sense in it.

    Yes daughter shot it in the nose that is where I told her to shoot. The other myth you can't hit anything with a 380.
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    The 380 will kill when used in the right situation.
    Ask the old cop who shot a guy in the theater in Tampa, Fl.-- one shot-- dead guy.

    I often drop a 380 in pocket for a quick store run, never fell undergunned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Yes. I have posted many times on a 380 won't. The real purpose of my post were a 380 will. You hear all the time 380 won't penetrate. So I show it going through both sides of a steel door and 7/16 plywood be hind that, and a semi tire ect.
    The idea behind a 380 is it is small and light . When you start getting 380's the size of a good 9mm what is the sense in it.

    Yes daughter shot it in the nose that is where I told her to shoot. The other myth you can't hit anything with a 380.
    Shot what in the nose?

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    ElsiePea is my main carry DW
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    Beats the hell out of sharp stick.
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    Very curte. Carried various mostly 1911 clone .380s for several decades as off duty guns in the copping hobby. Always made me nervous to walk around with one up the snout and some of the guns was proof it wasnt safe. Then the Lord shurnk the 9mms and made them DA..and I say Eureka. I would tote a DA .380 any old day if thats all I had or could afford. Not much sense to want one otherwise. Especially in SA 1911 format.
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    If that was directed to me, I wasn't trying to be funny, something is always better than nothing. Either way I took no offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekozak View Post
    Shot what in the nose?
    Look at the picture. A BG was painted on the door. The black spot was the nose.
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    I know many, many retired and active duty guys who carry a 380. Knock down power is a bunch of BS. a hole punched in skin has the same effect as another hole, its speed of round (cavitation) and placement that matter.


    I'd rather pump 7 rounds of 380 with little to no recoil management concerns vice a larger caliber that might slow my rate of fire between rounds.
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