380 for ccw

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  1. Buckeye

    Buckeye Active Member

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    I’m looking for a good 380 to carry. I want a small and light one to carry in my pants\shorts pocket. The reviews on the Ruger LCP 2 .380 seem to be really good. Does anyone recommend any ? I carry a Smith & Wesson M&P Sheild .45 but I do heating and cooling and sometimes when I was on a call it came out of my shirt and some customers didn’t like it so I stopped carrying it. Long story short I was on a install recently and the older gentleman grandson,girlfriend and his buddy was there and they where strung out on drugs it was a very bad experience for me and my helper.
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  2. swat1018

    swat1018 Well-Known Member

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    I like Glock. 42 is a simple, and reliable .380. If you want a lot more Horsepower for not much more size check out the Glock 43, 9mm.
     
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  3. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 Well-Known Member

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    I have the ruger 380,usually comes with pocket sock so it fits in front pocket just fine
     
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    A glock 42 or 43 is light years ahead of a ruger lcp in my opinion. My wife carries a micro kimber which is a sweet little gun as well.
     
  5. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    I carry a Shield .40 almost every day, but sometimes you just have to dress a little lighter. The LCP with the right ammo would pull your fat out of the fire, and that's what goes in my pocket if I feel the need.
     
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    I carry a Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380. It's a pretty accurate pistol. I usually carry it appendix style, but it could fit in a pocket just the same, especially with a DeSantis Pocket Shot holster to keep it situated just right.
     
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    The Shield 9mm is a narrow, single stack that hides well even when wearing shorts and a t-shirt. They have also come out with a new Shield EZ 380 that I would imagine the dimensions are similar.
     
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    +1 for the ruger lcp. I use an inside the waist band holster. I am narrow enough it takes a lot of clothes for me to be able to conceal a much larger pistol. The little gun isn't real fun to shoot but it is the gun that you hope you never HAVE TO shoot.
     
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    Sig P365 is the new hotness. Changed the game on concealed carry.
     
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    The EZ 380 is actually larger than the standard Shield.Not much, but enough to make a difference-Its basically between the Shield & the new 2.0 Compact.. I would go with the Bodyguard 380 if I wanted to stay with S&W. The LCP & LCP 2 are great pocket guns.

    To the OP, I carry a Shield 40, & even being on the ground & moving around in attics, I've never had a problem with it coming out..What kind of holster are you using??
     
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    I saw a self defense show the other night talking about calibers and he said he never saw a guy that thought about rape after getting 3 or .22 to the gut
     
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    but he could get half way there before he realized that he was dead.

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