No, I am fond of my Beretta Cheetah and my Browning Black Label 380’s. I just like 380 acp. And I like the bigger 380’s. My Cheetah dosent carry 15 rounds either.Why Greg? Did your .380 Baretta quit working?
Exactly the same size as the Security 9 Compact and fit the same holsters/accessories.Security 380 Lite Rack. 15 + 1 with a 3.4 inch barrel. I gotta get me one of these!
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Mine did. Sorta. It can't be disassembled. The little lever that's supposed to turn 90 degrees won't go past 45.Did your .380 Baretta quit working?
A lot of folk look down on the lowly 380. I like to remind them that it was powerful enough to start a World War!Not bad looking, but lost me at 380... lol
Very true on the WW, biggest issue is, I don't "stock" 380.A lot of folk look down on the lowly 380. I like to remind them that it was powerful enough to start a World War!
Plus, it’s nothing more than a baby 45acp! What’s not to like?
With a 3.4” barrel, that gun will sling a 90 gr bullet at close to 1000 fps. That will absolutely clean your plow if you happen to be standing in front of it. The .380 gets a bad rap that is truly undeserved. It suffers from being compared to the 9mm Luger instead of being appreciated for what it is. The Russians, East Germans, Bulgarians, Chinese, and Polish used its ballistic twin brother 9mm Makarov effectively all through the Cold War.Everybody, including Ruger is touting this pistol as good for an entry level shooter. I don’t quite see it that way. I see it as a pistol for the senior shooter.
Granted, most see the 380 as a minimal defensive caliber for ultimate concealment. I see it in that role too, but I also see it as a very good choice for social work in larger pistols for seniors. The arthritic, those who don’t have the hand strength they used to have. I am very fond of my 1911’s, but I am getting to the point that I need to cock the hammer to manipulate the slide. I am very fond of my Browning Black Label 380. It is very easy to manipulate, although just a tad small. The Beretta Cheetah is a good one, but it has always been a hard slide to rack. I liked my CF380, and the Walther PK380 is a worthy improvement over the Hi Point, it’s a favorite. My first large 380 was the Taurus Millenium 12 + 1 Millennium Pro. I always liked the Ruger LC380, just never "pulled the trigger" on purchasing one. So I am no stranger to the larger than pocket size 380’s.
I guess I see the Security 380 as sort of an improvement of the Taurus P138 Millennium. I always wanted a Ruger LCP Max, another I have never pulled the trigger on. The Security 380 just put that one on the back burner.
15+1 is a nice number. I kind of wish they’d knock that .4 inches off the barrel and make it more compact….but that’s not too bad as it sits.Security 380 Lite Rack. 15 + 1 with a 3.4 inch barrel. I gotta get me one of these!
That’s some actual good thinking by Ruger.Exactly the same size as the Security 9 Compact and fit the same holsters/accessories.
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Actually, I wish they'd add.6 to the barrel.15+1 is a nice number. I kind of wish they’d knock that .4 inches off the barrel and make it more compact….but that’s not too bad as it sits.
Like the look of the lightening cuts in the slide too. Wonder how many people will think they’re gas ports to reduce the vicious recoil of the mighty 380 ACP?
That’s some actual good thinking by Ruger.
Why?Actually, I wish they'd add.6 to the barrel.
I just find a 4" barrel easier to hit with than a shorter one.Why?
A 4" barrel isn't a bad carry length, really. But I'm not sure the extra 20-70 fps would help the .380 be any more effective.
If they made the barrel of different length then it would be different from the Security 9 Compact. They specifically made it exactly the same size so that this would be cross compatible with holsters and accessories. It wouldn't make sense to give up that massive, built in, market advantage just to give you the 4-in barrel that you want.Actually, I wish they'd add.6 to the barrel.