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Chef Free Gold Bloom
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Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
I want a very small subcompact 380.

My Shield is my EDC on the weekends but during the week I don’t carry. I have a few full size 9mm.

So I don’t need that debate.

Let’s discuss pocket 380s.

I’m leaning towards the lcp just for size and ease of concealment basically to carry to and from and in my truck daily but I’m open to having my mind changed.

What do y’all think?

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I might need to spend money to make myself happy. Maybe I’ll go with the Kimber Micro 1911 in 380
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oleyeller
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Lcp if you want easiest carry


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DeoreDX
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Underwhelmed with the bodyguard I shot. Moderately whelmed with the LCP II. LCP II would be my vote.


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LSUlefty
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Kahr CW380


Loup
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Do you have your heart set on a 380 due to the small size?
Have you looked in to the Ruger EC9S. it isn't much bigger than the LCP. I picked mine up for around 200.


TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
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Kahr CW380

Ya know, it usually annoys me a little when someone answers an A or B question w/ C, but I'm gonna do the same thing!
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Kahr CW380

Handles just as well as the LCP and Bodyguard, but I like the Kahr double action trigger better. It feels more like a smooth revolver DA trigger pull, i.e. not overly long yet reasonably light. To me, this a nice trait in a pocket gun w/o an external safety lever. Mine has been very reliable and is reasonably accurate, especially for a pocket gun. It has not particularly choosey about ammo, kinda rare for a pocket gun Lots of good holsters out there for pocket carry.
Kahr CW380 w/ spare mag, both in Rob Keeton holster w/ black shark trim.
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Chef Free Gold Bloom
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
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Do you have your heart set on a 380 due to the small size?

Yes

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Have you looked in to the Ruger EC9S.


Yes but if I want to carry something that big I’ll just carry by shield


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Chef Free Gold Bloom
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
I appreciate the input I’ll go shoot that one as well


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Flats
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Ruger LCP II, especially if you like the Shield. I'm very happy with my M&P Shield and 9c but have never been that impressed with the Bodyguard. It's a design they've had for awhile and backfit the M&P label to it.


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farad
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
I carry the BG .380...never had any of the issues with it like I've heard from others...
double action...thumb safety...long trigger pull which I like in a pocket gun...
pachmayr tactical grip glove really makes it comfortable to shoot...


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RichJ
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Bought my wife a .380 LCP with laser. She likes it, shoots it well, keeps in her purse...


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RagingCajun3195
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
I have a LCP and have no complaints. My Silverado has a console under the radio, and it fits perfectly in there with the pocket holster.


luvdoc
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
the kahr cw380 is the budget version of the p380, which is on sale for 300$ here, usually >$600

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But I will stick with my beretta pico.



TigerOnThe Hill
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
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the kahr cw380 is the budget version of the p380, which is on sale for 300$ here, usually >$600

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Wow! That's a great deal. The P380 deal comes w/ 2 more mags, as well. Extra mags run $30 apiece.


TU Rob
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
LCP with a clip draw. Had one for years for this purpose.


Das_Wanda_kid
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Get the glock 42 or the 43. The 43 is very small for a 9mm. Glock will shoot every time, it sucks that they are so ugly


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
When I first bought my pocket 380, I bought a Clipdraw w/o having really thought about it or researching it. As it turns out, I never installed it. First, I'm concerned about the safety of the Clipdraw. Personally, I require the trigger on all my cc guns to be covered and protected to avoid an accidental discharge. If you get a Bodyguard, it has the added protection of an external safety lever, but it could be dislodged since it's not protected. The Clipdraw doesn't protect the trigger, trigger guard nor external safety lever like a an actual holster does, increasing the risk of an accidental discharge. Second, depending on the particular gun and the Clipdraw fitment, the Clipdraw frequently places the gun low on the waistband or pocket, sometimes low enough the waistband obstructs the grip. This is not conducive to a smooth draw. Third, the Clipdraw makes it hard to make a "staged" draw. W/ pocket carry, putting one's hand in the front pocket is a natural and benign move. One can "stage" the draw this way. Trying to draw w/ the Clipdraw would be awkward. Four, you'll need to wear a cover garment w/ the Clipdraw. I reserve pocket guns for pocket carry. If one's going to carry on the waistband, using a cover garment, what not carry a more powerful, and only slightly bigger, 9mm? You're free to do what you want, but do some independent research. There are a lot of nice pocket holsters, many of which aren't much more expensive than the Clipdraw.


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Penn
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Have the bodyguard, stopped using for the Springfield 911 recently and am liking it


Chef Free Gold Bloom
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
I might need to spend money to make myself happy.

Maybe I’ll go with the Kimber Micro 1911 in 380


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Nole Man
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re: Ruger LCP II vs S&W BdyGrd380 - Kimber Micro 1911?
Remington RM380.

GunBroker.
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