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#487810 - 11/10/07 01:54 PM Re: How effective is Kel-tec 380 for defense? [Re: Robo Duck]
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Registered: 09/06/00
Posts: 21700
Loc: Huntingdon, Tn

I am not a fan of 380's but they, like any weapon, will kill or stop an attack. Get one proven not to jam and quality ammo. I shot Gold Dot in the one I used to have and it did great.
We don't call 911!!!

#488532 - 11/10/07 09:21 PM Re: How effective is Kel-tec 380 for defense? [Re: Worm]
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Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 4034
Loc: Cuba (near Memphis)

You should compare it to the new PF9 if they have one. It's only slightly larger than the P-3AT and the 9mm has almost twice the power.

#489852 - 11/12/07 07:20 AM Re: How effective is Kel-tec 380 for defense? [Re: Hogbear]
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 3543
Loc: Knoxville

I have a Kel Tec 32 that I carry alot in the summer. There is no excuse to leave it at home since its so easy to carry, so in my mind its a good gun to have. I would rather have it in .380 but I double dog dare anybody to take a clip full out of my 32. I have done some wet phonebook tests with the 32 and was not impressed with the penetration of the hollow points. I tried the 60 gr Gold Dot and the 65 gr Hydra Shock. The Gold Dots would not open reliably, the Hydra Shocks did ok on expansion, but would lodge in the second phone book. I now alternate hollow point/FMJ through the clip.
So many smallmouth, so little time.

#492922 - 11/14/07 07:46 AM Re: How effective is Kel-tec 380 for defense? [Re: Kimberman]
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10 Point

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 4395
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN, Rutherford

It is much better than nothing. Sure a 45 is better but I'll pack my .32 Kel Tec 10x more often than my 45.

"If there is unrest, the government will seize all the registered guns."

"You need guns and ammo first then everything else."

#499135 - 11/19/07 01:02 PM Re: How effective is Kel-tec 380 for defense? [Re: TNhunter]
Formally known as Nyper
16 Point

Registered: 11/29/00
Posts: 11341
Loc: Lebanon

a mouse in the pocket is better than a lion at home
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