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Old 10-01-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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is the micro 380 a reliable personal defense choice

i am kinda new here and dont own any yet but was going to buy for wife to conceal carry but if it may not be a reliable choice for self defense it seems
dont want to keep sending it for repair like others have stated with it back at factory its surely not a reliable self defense weapon especially if im going to lay out close to 900 for a micro diamond it will have to shoot as designed right out of box
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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I don't know much about the Kimber Micro .380 but I bought a Sig Sauer P-238 (.380) for my lady friend a few years ago.It has been extremely reliable right out of the box with not a single hiccup.Some folks scoff at the .380 round because it's not as big and powerful as .45 or .357,but I would certainly not stand in front of one if somebody was shooting it.Also,the price won't send you into cardiac arrest.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have the micro 380 , it's reliable and accurate for a small gun. You will have to break it in and keep it a little wet with the lube.
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I carry my Micro 380 everyday never a hiccup...
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:08 PM   #6
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The 380 is as good as or better than the 9mm and 45 acp according to data charts of actual shootings. Remember though its shot placement more than anything.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:52 PM   #7
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I carry my .380. While I have had issues in the past, Kimber has fixed every one of them and I am very happy with it. I completely agree with Albert, size really doesn't matter if its center mass, your dead or wish you were.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:39 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
The 380 is as good as or better than the 9mm and 45 acp according to data charts of actual shootings.
While I'm no ballistician, I suspect that chart is as full of facts as a Maxine Waters fundraising speech. If we are to believe the chart, then .32 caliber is the absolute best round for one-shot incapacitation, and .22 caliber is better than .38 Special, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .44 Magnum. That's just craziness.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:10 AM   #9
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Can't fight the facts, there's plenty of studies that state the same thing

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:15 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by karenschro View Post
I completely agree with Albert, size really doesn't matter if its center mass, your dead or wish you were.
Yeah... no... I kinda think it does.

Concealable pistols are all the rage now. Smaller caliber weapons are easy to conceal, people like to read articles supporting their gun of choice, so magazine writers cater to their audience. Just because you read an article in Firearms News, New York Times, or CNN, doesn't make it factual.

Let's extrapolate the notion that size doesn't matter. Why not ditch the .380 and go to a .32? How about a .25? A .22? Pretty soon the argument becomes silly, and you realize the basic premise just doesn't hold water.

An honest argument would be that size DOES matter, but in deference to concealability, we make compromises and choose to carry a smaller and inferior man-stopper.

I also question the notion of being about to take that head/torso shot. It's nothing more than a cute parlor trick to put all the shots into one hole in the comfort of a fancy shooting range. But how many of us can keep 'em in the ten ring with our hearts beating at 180, people screaming in our ears, pushing us around, and an attacker charging us? If under those conditions someone can put a .22 into an eye socket, then I'll shut up and bask in their awesomeness. But I lack that degree of skill, so I need to rely on the biggest ball of lead that is practical.
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