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Old 05-03-2010, 12:24 AM   #1
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I have a brand new and unfired Lorcin L380 in stainless. In the box and everything. I won it in a raffle years ago. I wonder if it is safe to fire? Heard a lot of negative reports on these guns. Any input from you all?

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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They are safe with std ammo. But, IMO, I don't think that they are design/made to be shot much(few hundred rounds). I get Lorcins(etc) as emergency guns if they are cheap & I have a little extra $ on me.

I'm sure someone will now post that they have of 15,000 rounds thru theirs & they bought it used. Then someone will post that they bought a new one & bulged the barrel when shooting the 1st mag.

FWIW, I have seen Lorcins that bulged the barrel after several hundred rounds.

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Old 05-03-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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Well if you decide to sell it or something shoot me a pm 8)

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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Don't be afraid of it. This is just like the Hi-Point debates on the arfcom forum. They're fine to shoot. They're not high quality but, some would argue that HP's aren't either.

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can we get a pic. i have never seen one.

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Old 05-06-2010, 04:40 AM   #6
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I have a Lorcin 25ACP and we have shot a ton of rounds through it, but now it needs a new mag, and the 25ACP is more than 45ACP, so I don't know if I want to bother fixing it up and what not.

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A guy here has a Lorcin .380 for $100. Is that a good price?

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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Probably around there. You can get them on gunbroker and what not for around that price. The Lorcin company went out of business so all their guns are pretty much relics now. They are very hard to find parts for etc.

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Old 05-06-2010, 11:38 PM   #9
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Lorcin is now Cobra, they still make the same gun it just now says Cobra on the side and comes in a bunch of colors. I had the L-380, it was my sisters. You shoot one round and it would jam. I took it apart, polished up a few things, tweeked the mag, and she ran just fine. According to Cobra, the parts are interchangeable.

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i had a lorcin l22. it was fun, it had little to no recoil. it didnt blow up lol. but, in order to keep it without any jams, i had to clean it within 100 rounds or so, or it would literally jam 3 - 4 times a magazine. i'd be lucky to get it through a couple rounds without it miss firing.

but, agian, if i cleaned it after every few mags, never gave me a problem.

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