Do you trust .380 ACP?

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Do you trust the effectiveness of the .380 ACP?

  • Yes

    Votes: 59 66.3%
  • No

    Votes: 11 12.4%
  • Depends

    Votes: 19 21.3%

  • Total voters
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OK Corgi Rancher

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He had a good hold on the pistol tho it was in the left hand and was watching for trouble. I would not have the gun out unless there was imminent danger. If mine has to comes out someone is going to get shot.

Wow... I can't even begin to guess the number of times I've had my gun out, not even with a defined imminent threat, and didn't shoot anyone.
 

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Anyone dumb enough to need to have a gun in their hand to pump gas has made some very poor choices on not watching their gas gauge or what neighborhood they are in. I realize sometimes circumstances give us no choice but that’s when a properly concealed and readily available firearm along with awareness is a better option.
 

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It could also be prudent. Man...some of you guys are wound up tight. TIGHT!
In the big cities and bad hoods you better have your game on.
So you know exactly what's going on in that scene just from that picture? Amazing.

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I know one of three things. The person is scared shitless, see something that worries them or is going to rob the place.
 

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I've been known to carry a .380 autoloader, but have in the past carried .38 revolver because i trusted the stopping power of the .38 +p more than the .380. but the .380 would be a lot easier to get follow up shots with, and ammo capacity isn't an issue. Granted, with training, you can get pretty quick with .38 revolver reloads. But i remember the lessons of Newhall and the 1986 miami shootout. in the Newhall Incident, four officers stopped 2 suspects. all 4 officers were killed in the ensuing gunbattle, one of them was killed while reloading his revolver. The suspect ran up to him, and put a bullet in his brain from behind. He didn't have a speedloader for his .38.

So i was hoping to pick ya'lls brain, lot of experience in these boards. maybe get a different perspective on the matter. they say the .380 is a marginal round, how do you feel about it? the FBI wrote it off as insufficient, and in winter idk how it would perform. these days, they have really good pocket 9 MM options such as the Sig p365. it's still not a pocket pistol, like the .380 or .38 can be.

Do you trust the .380 with your life?
Nope, not even a lil bit. .9, .40, or .45… .40 is my favorite
 

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Anyone dumb enough to need to have a gun in their hand to pump gas has made some very poor choices on not watching their gas gauge or what neighborhood they are in. I realize sometimes circumstances give us no choice but that’s when a properly concealed and readily available firearm along with awareness is a better option.

I took a wrong turn on interstate and ended up in East St Louis one time.......:chop:


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