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LSULEFTY
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anyone carry a .380 for CCW?

Went to Barney's in Lafayette yesterday and my buddy brought a Sig P238. It's looks like a baby 1911. It shot really well and I think I want one. Sig also makes a 9mm version of the gun too. Would I have to turn in my man card if I carried a .380?


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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
that's like the officer's model 1911.


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RATeamWannabe
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
Nope. .45


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brass2mouth
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
I carry a SnW bodyguard .380 fits right in my pocket and nobody knows its there.

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Would I have to turn in my man card if I carried a .380?


Thats just dumb logic. For whatever reason people thing that b/c oh "I'm a man, I need to CC a D. Eagle .50..rawr!" For what? As long as you have something that can go bang and neutralize a threat you're GTG in IMO.

I tried carrying around other pistols and it became all too cumbersome. The gun I have now fits right in my jeans/shorts/jacket pocket and hell I even forget its there sometimes, but thats just me preference.
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Geauxtiga
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
Remember that commercial with the two guys tailgating outside an NFL stadium and one finds out the other is married???

In his voice: "You carry a .380??"


KingRanch
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
In the summer I definitely carry my .380, unless appropriate clothing is worn. This time of year I'm toting the .45


LSULEFTY
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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KingRanch


how do you like the Rosewood grips?


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Geauxtiga
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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I carry a SnW bodyguard .380 fits right in my pocket and nobody knows its there.
Might be due to the fact they're fixated on what you have on your hip.


LSUwag
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
A .380 is a good conceal gun. Lots of LEO's carry them as backup guns.

You have to factor in it's intended use. A CC weapon is there to buy you time to fend off a threat. Stopping a guy dead in his tracks is great but, that is difficult to do with any small caliper gun. Even a .9mm is unlikely to do that. When you get into larger guns, .40, .38 or 10mm, they are bigger weapons and more difficult to carry concealed.

Personally, I want a small gun that I can easily slip into my pocket and not have to worry about trying to conceal it. If the weapon is difficult to conceal, I just won't bother with the hassle, especially in the summer when you have less clotting on.

The man card stays IMHO.


brass2mouth
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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Might be due to the fact they're fixated on what you have on your hip.



Hah, well the more female attention I can bring to that area the better amirite?


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Jma313
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
No your man card is fine. I would be scared shitless of any gun pointed in my direction. Anyone who says they wouldn't be is a liar. That being said just make sure it's atleast .380 which is the smallest caliber you want to go for self defense purposes


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KingRanch
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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how do you like the Rosewood grips?


I think they're great looking


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SmackoverHawg
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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Would I have to turn in my man card if I carried a .380?

Hell no! I carry a Kahr p.380. I wear scrubs alot and it's just easier and more comfortable to carry than any 9mm or larger I have. I do have a 9mm, .40S&W, and a .45 I carry depending on what I'm wearing. Just remeber, if it's too uncomfortable to carry or to hard to conceal that you leave it a home. It has NO stopping power.


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Geauxtiga
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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Stopping a guy dead in his tracks is great but, that is difficult to do with any small caliper gun. Even a .9mm is unlikely to do that.


I bet there have been more people killed by 9mm bullets than .40; .38; or 10mm.


brass2mouth
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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Stopping a guy dead in his tracks is great but, that is difficult to do with any small caliper gun. Even a .9mm is unlikely to do that.


I bet there have been more people killed by 9mm bullets than .40; .38; or 10mm.



Yeah, I didnt get that statement either but just left it alone.


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LSULEFTY
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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In the summer I definitely carry my .380, unless appropriate clothing is worn.


makes sense.


Jma313
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
If you look at the state and rating if gullets you will find that if your buy one of the top 5% of bullets (meaning best available on the market) they tend to have the same kill numbers as larger caliber rounds. Keep in mind with a smalle caliber gun you can usually carry a few more rounds in the mag. I usually carry my XD 9 compact and my 5.7 in the car


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Five0
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re: anyone carry a .380 for CCW?
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Would I have to turn in my man card if I carried a .380?


No, if you can hit a 3x5" index card with it at 7 to 10 yards you are good. .380 will kill someone just as dead as a .44. Granted you have to be able to punch the holes with it where they will do the most good.

The 3x5" card reference


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