Yes..380 ACP is even capable of meeting FBI/IWBA specifications for duty cartridges by penetrating a minimum of 12" in Ballistics Gelatin through 4 layers of heavy denim with full expansion
No. If you (like one author) elect a Taurus TCP, and somehow still manage to get slower velocities and worse results across all rounds than even people using shorter barreled LCPs and LCPIIs, then sure, you're stuck with an XTP., albeit marginally (12"-13" is about as much as you can expect) and pretty much exclusively with the modestly expanding Hornady XTP bullet design.
Yes. Even the people/rounds/arms that look FBI-spec in gel or gel+denim don't even try the barrier tests. (or, conversely, if I'm defending out in the world and the threat goes and hides behind a car, I'll just leave...)Still, a duty cartridge it is not, so if you want to carry a duty cartridge, you want 9mm Luger or higher.
Not "hard to shoot because of recoil" or "slide bite," but because learning to shoot these fine pistols takes patience and acknowledgement of their design imposed gripping and ammunition requirements/limitations.
Everyone is likely a "recoil wimp" at some point in their lives; I see it fast approaching. For some, this happens sooner than later for whatever physical limitations imposed by nature or life. For this reason, I usually wince at usage of "recoil wimp."
My PP Super is in 9mm Ultra and I was surprised at how comfortable it is compared to my .380's.Shoot a .32 and a .380 PP-series pistol side by side and the reason is obvious. The exception is the .380 PP Super, which is much more pleasant to shoot.
I think everyone handles recoil differently. I enjoy shooting 10mm and .357 / .44 Magnum but I find .357 Sig and most .380's to be unpleasant.Everyone is likely a "recoil wimp" at some point in their lives
Nonsense. Everyone knows the .45ACP is God's own caliber.
I love it. It is my go to carry caliber because I am focused on self defense rather than fighting off Al Qaeda. I have the LCP, the Sig P238 (which is awesome) and the PPK, which is easy to carry but not good in a pocket for me.I've got a couple of .380s in the PP frame, yet I see a lot (well, maybe not a LOT, but some informed posters) dismissing the .380. Why is this? Mine shoot any type of ammo I've tried flawlessly...they're Interarms, back from a while ago. The last one I bought is SS a very accurate pistol...more so than my .32 Ulm.
And the recoil? Not bad. So why no love for this pretty good pocket cartridge?
The 238 is everything a pocket automatic always should have been. I love my others... but I carry the PPK in a rhemora holster that doesn’t need clips. I use the LCP as a super micro, ankle or shorts, etc.Mr.Efficiency now i will say the Sig 238 does have some nice sights
Well, I have different pistols for that... for home invasion, that’s a 12 gauge. For bear attacks... I have a .357 magnum... a little light but the biggest gun I want to pack. My truck gun is a 45-70, thoughMr. E: Don't forget bear attacks and home invasions
I have huge hands and the slide has never bitten me. The hammer bites me every time but I can tolerate that to enjoy the hefty accuracy from the PPKDE Pistole I agree with you, having to learn how not to get bitten by the slide of the PP/PPK’s is something a lot of shooters don't learn. All it took for me was the mark’s on the web of my right hand. Then the light came on, just grip it so the slide clears the web, and the rest is history.