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why bother with concealed carry. just get a hip holster. or a dual hip holster.
Originally posted by 1MrMarc
The S&W Body Guard is not bad. Don't let the "the bigger the whole the better" guys trash talk the .380 round. It is the smallest caliber I would protect myself with. I shot my bother's and liked it. The laser sight didn't help much at all. But if it comes on it already, why not. The biggest challenge is going to be that long trigger pull and reset. The reset isn't too bad but takes some getting used to. I would compare the trigger pull to that of a revolver. The more practice, the more steady you will be. As for ammo my brother caries Hornady Critical Defense, not sure of the grain but he swears they will work well if he ever needs to use them. Sig Sauer makes some really nice .380's if you want to spend some extra money. But the Body Guard should work out just fine. Let's just how you never have to use it outside of the range.
Stay safe and shoot straight.
As far as dealing with that trigger pull, start out shooting slowly. Watch the way you're hand moves and try to adjust the best grip and stance for you. The laser will help with that alot. Once you start to figure out the mechanics, increase you're pace. You should be able to feel the small things like the springs and where the trigger is just before the break and fires the round.
I've never been on the .380 bandwagon myself and would never consider it as my primary, although as a backup weapon i'm sure its a much better choice than a .22Lr or .25acp. I'm a revolver guy myself and I love my Ruger LCR .357mag, it does have some kick and sends one heck of a flame out of the business end but with some practice it isnt much of an issue and if it was i'd just put in some .38 special +P and its extremely tame and still has a lot more mustard behind it than the .380. If you like revolvers maybe look into a snubby chambered in .327 Federal Magnum, its ballistic performance is very close to the .357mag and kicks like a .38 special plus you get 6 rounds in the snubby instead of the 5 if chambered in .357mag. Im planning on purchasing the Ruger SP-101 in .327 Federal Magnum sometime in the near future and have heard nothing but good things about that particular gun and cartridge. Also i'd like to add that Ruger is 100% made in the USA which to me is important and something that many American gun manufactures don't have the right to claim since most of there steel and small parts are forged by companies in China.
Originally posted by tjack
reply to post by Cosmic911
Our handgun purchases are nearly identical, I started with a g19, got a g26 to go with it at some point. I don't have any problem concealing either, however.
I'm in complete agreement about the ruger LCP, I bought one and love how easy it is to carry. That's it. Everything else about it sucks (to me). The trigger pull is long, heavy and weird, the sights are nearly non-existant, and the trigger guard cuts into my finger every time it's fired. It's a miserable bitch to shoot (again, for me)
I like the SW bodyguard, but I absolutely LOVE the Ruger LCR. Did you happen to try one? Super light, and the best trigger pull I've ever felt on a revolver. Smooth like butter. Plus, it shoots rather plush with the Hogue grips.
The S&W Bodyguard is a nice little banger, however I don't know if I'm a huge fan of the button for the laser.
Two hits to one guy and a single hit to the other. Neither guy was disabled from the bullet..In fact, they ran away... But stop to think about the whole show. The .380 failed to stop the show, it merely changed the plans of the robbers.
Originally posted by randomname
why bother with concealed carry.
just get a hip holster. or a dual hip holster.
much better deterrence factor.
nothing says "don't mess with me" than having two nickel plated 1911's strapped to your hips.
americans should be taking massive advantage of the second amendment.
why are you buying a small pistol and trying to hide it uncomfortably. it doesn't even make sense.