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Author:  jasonsch [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

Alright guys, this is always kind of a fun question to ask!!

Recently (like a few days ago) a member here traded me out of my EDC .380 Taurus 738 TCP.
I had only run one mag through it and it was always in a pocket holster - so it's basically brand new.
Had an extra mag for it too!! Sending it out to him today in the original box.

I just loved that little pistol... :cry:

Anyway - this member should be treated with extreme caution when bartering or trading with him.
This guy is a professional - he'll work you over!! :whip:

Anyway - I'm looking at 3 possibilities for a new EDC pocket pistol.
It HAS to be a pocket pistol - no other option works with my job.
And they are:

Beretta Pico

Remington RM380

Kahr CW380

Those are the 3 choices I have because that's the only 3 my suppliers have in stock!!

I've studied up on all three and I think I'm pretty sure which one i'm going to get... I think...

Just thought I'd see if any of you have had any experience with any of those three little pistols.
I should just get one of each - and carry them all at once!! :cool:

Whaddaya think?? Which would you buy?
Keep in mind - the bottom 4 on the poll don't count!! :whistle:

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

Jason, have you looked at/held/shot a Bersa Thunder? I really have to say that next to my HK .380, the little Bersa is the nicest
.380 I've fired. Spot on accurate and a nice trigger to boot! I would suggest stopping at the LGS just to see if it's small enough for you.
It is a really nice gun that's not too pricey.

Author:  srtolly [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:34 pm ]
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The Kahr is probably a good bet, they require a bit of a break in but they seem well thought of. It's also the lightest, I had thought about that one but you never mentioned it.

Eta: all more than I'd want to spend but I'm a cheap bastard.

Author:  ricky_g [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:33 pm ]
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Author:  waltham41 [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:31 pm ]
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I'm not familiar with any of the ones you have listed Jason, but I'm with ex if the bersa thunder is small enough for your needs they are a great little gun. I have 2 of them, have recently sold one and think they are good guns.

Author:  srtolly [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:47 pm ]
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I'd agree with the Bersa if it wasn't for the weight.

Author:  waltham41 [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:56 pm ]
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The one that I have is the thunder 380CC very flat pistol with black plastic grips. much lighter than the other bersa 380 I have which is heavier and has thicker wood grips.

Author:  Cornhusker [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

Get the Remington
That way you can tell us if it's any good or not

Author:  jasonsch [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

jasonsch wrote:

Beretta Pico

Remington RM380

Kahr CW380

Those are the 3 choices I have because that's the only 3 my suppliers have in stock!!


I sure did look at the Bersa!! Would love to have one!!
That Black and Gold one give me a huge Bo-Nare!!
Just rechecked 4 suppliers again - nobody has ANY Bersa Thunders... :(

Author:  jasonsch [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

ricky_g wrote:
Beretta Pico all the way, you can change out the frame for ones of different color or with laser, also there is a .32ACP barrel swap for the Pico, take a few minutes and toss in the .32ACP barrel and on your way with a different caliber. i have a Taurus TCP and like it, but i would love the Beretta

Ricky,
I originally was just gonna get a Pico. Have you shot one before?
I thought they were kinda unique and figured Beretta would make a good gun.

But - some of the reviews I've read on it says it requires a pretty good "break in" before they're reliable - a couple hundred rounds at least.
I have a supplier with some "used" Pico's for sale - maybe I should try one??? :dunno:

Funny - if a new Hi-Point misfeeds or FTE - It's a piece of crap...
My SIL bought a new 9mm FNH thing and it does the same thing - but on his $500+ that's "Normal" till it's "broke-in"... :hmmm:

Anyway - I looked around some more and the Remington and the Kahr were also available...

Remington bought out some other company that was making this .380 - Rohrbaugh was the name of the company.
The Rohrbaugh was a very highly rated gun and Remington didn't change much - put their name on the grip.
But - Remington has has some Higantic QC problems with their pistols - so I've read.
But the reviewers seem to like it!!

The Kahr - I've seen them advertised on TV - never owned or even held one before.
Their Website is pretty cool - and the CW380 has good reviews as well!!

Cornhusker wrote:
Get the Remington
That way you can tell us if it's any good or not


Sooooo - If it's a good pistol - would you be interested in Buying it?? :Smile3:
Then I could buy the Pico or the Kahr and try one of those out too!! :great:

I have a guy that I'm ordering a 9mm Springfield Range Officer Operator for next week.
I have to make up my mind on this 380 so I can order it with his pistol.
So the clock is ticking - and I can't decide...

Author:  waltham41 [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:16 pm ]
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Looks like the wholesalers are out of a lot of guns, starting to think there is a run going again like when obummer got into office... a pre billary scare or something.

Author:  Volf [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:17 pm ]
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What waltham41 and others have said........
I have the Bersa Thunder .380 and the Bersa UC Pro 9mm and they are exceptional pistols for the price.
Accurate and very reliable. They're not picky about the ammo you feed it.
The UC Pro is my EDC.

Author:  Ex_ISP [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

Welcome Volf!!!

Jason, there you have it from a Bersa owner.
Look on Gunbroker. You may just find one. And remember, I didn't spank you for getting a Mac, OR a new Harley@
This is your chance to redeem yourself! ROFLOL

Author:  Cornhusker [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:34 pm ]
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jasonsch wrote:
I sure did look at the Bersa!! Would love to have one!!
That Black and Gold one give me a huge Bo-Nare!!
Just rechecked 4 suppliers again - nobody has ANY Bersa Thunders... :(


You mean one like this?

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Author:  ricky_g [ Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Getting a New .380 Pocket Pistol - Help Me Decide!!

yes Jason i have shot 2 Pico's, and tried to convince owners of them to sell me them, neither had any reliability problems, the RM380 is neat, the Bersa's have a great reputation, as for Kahr, i have yet to see one that is visually appealing and they are over priced IMO, I know when buying a pistol it is hard to choose!

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