A Full Sized .380 ACP

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by HiPointArmorer, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. HiPointArmorer

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    and get this...its a Jimenez. Jimenez T-380, its not even listed for sale on their web-site, yet I have been seeing them for sale at gun shows. The main reason I want this gun is because I had a new Jimenez JANine that I bought for my ex-wife. It was at a gun show i liked the price and thought it would be a good starter pistol for her to get her into firearms. It was the satin finish she picked and it worked flawlessly. I thought it was a good gun for the money but I think 9mm was too much for her, that and her small hands couldn't fit the massive pistol grip. Yea it came with double-stack mags but at the price of shooter discomfort. Needless to say I sold it so she could get new clothes and her nails done.
    Well it looks like they fixed this issue, with the T-380. Im getting this new one for myself. Single stack mags allow for a much thinner grip profile, and the .380 ACP doesn't kick as much as the 9mm allowing for better accuracy and user-control.
    Would be primarily a range gun and home-defense, automobile, no carry. It looks to be just about a perfect match for me and magazines are relatively cheap from the factory. My only concerns are ammo price, availability, and using .380 ACP as a primary defensive round.

    T-380 Not to be confused with JA380

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    What .380 will do to a 150 pound wild hog:
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  2. cicpup

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    When you can see the recoil spring from outside the firearm, that's not exactly a "good" thing.
     

  3. HiPointArmorer

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    Why not you can see it on Glocks although not as noticeable.
     

  4. That gap is quite common on a lot of handguns.


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  5. cicpup

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    None of mine.
     
  6. Aside from a lighter bullet, a .380 leaves the pipe with more MV than a .38 Spl. That's always been an attractant for me with the .380acp.
     
  7. bluebone

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    I've got the JA9 and I've never liked the grips on it. The size is fine but it bites into the heel of my thumb when shooting. Not comfortable.
     
  8. RobbK

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    I own a bryco 59 in .380 acp I keep it to remind me why I will never ever purchase another.
     
  9. When I first starting shooting Glocks I found them uncomfortable. Yea because of the boxy grip they did make the heel of my thumb numb. I got used to it, but still not happy with the grip. So far my only complaint about them, but they cost me a lot more than your JA9.
     
  10. bluebone

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    No doubt there. I think I paid $125 for it new about 14 years ago.
     
  11. I wouldn't be worried about the .380ACP I have never had to use mine on a person, but i did shoot an injured deer in the head with one. and it did the trick. Shot placement is important, and the lighter recoil will help keep the womens involved. I have 2 .380's and i love them. my only complaint is the cost of ammo. and lately it has disappeared like 22LR
     
  12. Not2ManyGuns

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    I never liked the front to back length of the grips on Generation 3 and earlier Glocks. I also thought of them being too boxy.

    I do like the redesigned (less boxy) grips on the Gen 4 Glocks without having any of the supplied back strap extensions installed. I find that the stippling of the Gen 4 grips is an improvement too.
     
  13. HiPointArmorer

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    Well the gun show isnt til next weekend so i got a few days to think about it. Im pretty sure im getting one.
     

  14. That's a perfect reason to get a Springfield Armory XD instead.
     
  15. HiPointArmorer

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    Very interesting information on the company Jimenez on that thread. Sounds like a soap opera the way the daughters of Bruce Jennings got sole distribution rights with there inheritance lol. I gotta say they are smart, the whole idea of "Shining Star" they own is to control distribution, but I hear that's going to change soon.
     
  16. HiPointArmorer

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    Luckily ive been having good luck at Wal-mart, I caught on you gotta show up there at 6:30am before the FFL employees get there. The buy up all the ammo and then sell it for a higher price in their stores.
     
  17. MaryB

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    Walther PK380 is great as a medium to small 380acp pistol. Nice grip, some recoil(more than my C9) but not intolerable. I have been getting 380acp at WalMart too, been easy to find up here plus if you really need some SGAmmo seems to carry it all the time http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/50-round-box-380-acp-auto-aguila-95-grain-fmj-ammo-ams380 somewhat dirty but otherwise okay ammo. Accurate enough for self defense and plinking. All their 380acp ammo http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol-ammunition/380-auto
     
  18. HiPointArmorer

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    Be honest does anyone think these are dangerous guns prone to malfunction?