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Lightweight mouse gun.... Thinking about a Keltec 380.. anything else?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Ben Beckerich, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Anything else I should be looking at? 8.something ounces, 6 rounds of 380... always was hard to beat, but I've been out of the loop for a while - no idea what's come out in the last few years. Anything compare, for the size and weight?

    Thanks gentlemen

    -Ben
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ruger LCP is very highly rated, and a lot of folks seem to really like them. Probably a better overall gun than the Keltec. They have a slightly larger model, the LC380 as well. I had an LCP for a short time and I did like it, but sold it because I wanted something else more.
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seecamps are nice, but spendy.
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    NAA .22mag is 6.2 oz.

    Beretta bobcat .22 or .25 is 11oz

    Sccy CPX 9mm is 15oz
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Just a little heavier than your specs, but I have a Kahr CW380 that I front pocket carry pretty much every minute I'm awake, unless I'm putting the wood to the old lady ;)
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    o_O
     
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  8. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Think about it. I thought you knew all the good sayings? :)
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I knew what you meant... I ALMOST asked you if she got splinters... but that'd been wrong.

    :D
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Might as well. A hard cast .380 will hole 40" of meat and bone. mouse
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wouldn't own another Kel-tec, especially when there are so many other choices.

    A phrase that will live in my mind for weeks!
     
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  12. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    whys that? I had a p32.. it was an awesome little boot BUG
     
  13. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seems all the alternatives have it in size, but weight is the deal-breaker.. some of these are over 20oz
     
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  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fully loaded LCP is about 12 oz. - I've pocket carried one in the past, definitely doable.
     
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  15. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's more doable. Is the LCP better than the Keltec? Again - I've been out of the loop for a while, but I thought the LCP had some pretty notorious reliability issues
     
  16. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would say, even though I've not owned the Keltec, that, based on my discussions with others and articles I've read that yes, the Ruger is far more reliable. You'll also get better support, and there are more options for it - holsters, extended mags, laser options, I think even some updated triggers. They are certainly nice little .380's, I wouldn't hesitate to own one again.
     
  17. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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  18. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've had just about everything "mousy" and I've settled on the newest version of the LCP, the LCP Custom. It has a polished stainless steel guide rod; real and quite usable windage driftable sights with the front sight having a photoluminescent dot (glows after being exposed to light); a polished steel slide; and, best of all, a new wider red skeletonized aluminum trigger that makes the double action pull way lighter and smoother by far. It's like a completely different pistol and is only about $25-30 more than the regular LCP. Bought one for my wife and liked it so much I went back and bought one for myself. All the vast number of holsters, lasers, grip sleeves, and everything else fit it just fine, so no need to buy a lot of new stuff if you have one of the older versions. Spec sheet is here (http://www.ruger.com/products/lcpCustom/specSheets/3740.html ) and you can find tons of reviews just by Googling "lcp custom". After that, I'd go with the Kahr CW380. Amazing deal for the money with nothing really negative about it I can say. I had one and carried it for a year before switching to the LCP Custom. Hope that helps.
     
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    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Simple drop in the pocket is my NAA PUG 22 mag. Very deep concealment. I think the Seecamp 32 is now very reasonable in price. Ammo is expensive and can be hard to find during difficult times.
     
  20. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought my Ruger LCP w/ LazerMax three years ago! It's been very reliable. Sights suck but that's common on that class of pistol! The newer ones have much better sights! I carry it ITWB and a pocket holster both are really handy and deeply concealed. I trust mine implicitly!:)
    I carried a Seecamp for several years! Way to heavy for its size! No controls, want to clean it? Jack the slide open and drop a quarter in, next to the slide rail. Meh!
     
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