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How painful is the recoil on a Seecamp 380

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by tackstrp, Nov 16, 2010.

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  1. tackstrp

    tackstrp Member

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    I have often read that people complain about the recoil on the Seecamp 380. Just curious, how an owner would define HOW painful. Having shot the Seecamp 32, i know from experience, the recoil can be unconfortable after a few clips.

    Both are Blowback guns, so more recoil than a locked breech is expected. The Kel tec and Ruger LCP are locked breech. Have shot both and no objectionable recoil IMO>



    Thanks . just curious.
     
  2. sansone

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    if you have shot a LCP which is very lightweight, the seecamp won't be any worse. Sure the LCP is locked-breach but the seeamp is heavier
     
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    I strongly disagree with sansone. The LCP is quite pleasant compared to the 380 seecamp, which is so painful it's pointless, IMO. I was able to make it through about 2 mags worth before I figured I'd had enough punishment. The LCP I can shoot all day long.
     
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    Interesting how we can differ so much on recoil. I guess I'm rather sensitive to it although I can tolerate my LCR with reg 38's, but today I shot a friends LCP exactly twice and handed it back. Seemed worse than the 38. I've had several 380's, German and Bulg Makarov's, NAA 32, etc........none were tolerable AFAIC. The one I shot enough to verify good function was the NAA 380. Carried it some, but recently traded it for the LCR.
     
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    While the Seecamp 380 doesn't rate up there with the flyweight .357's, the trigger guard will give you a smart rap on the trigger finger with each shot.
     
  6. tackstrp

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    thanks. Seecamps 380 are spendy, the S&W 380 body guard with the true double action like the Seecamp, could be a better choice. Cheaper bigger. dont care much for the laser but can be removed.

    Been carrying a Ruger SP 101, supect I will be happier with a S&W snubnose. Once in a while can find a taurus 856 with reasonable trigger pull and lock up. Think that is the six shot verson of a snub nose


    The Seecamp 32 with milder reloads can be a fun plinker. but a 32 is a boot gun or at best last chance IMO.
     
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    Really? I didn't think so. I think it's part of the frame.

    While I have not shot the seecamp, I have shot an AMT back up in .380 and I have a ruger lcp. The amt pretty much cured me of any desire to get a tiny .380 made of metal. Not only was recoil painful it flat out made my hand numb and tingly. With the ruger lcp I can go through at least 50 rounds before feeling any discomfort. I suggest getting a polymer .380. I've got my eye on the taurus 738.
     
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    It's not the metal, IMO, it's the lockup system or lack thereof. The blowback pistols really pop you. I don't even like shooting the all-steel Walther PPK in .380.
     
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    ben you may be correct. have never seen one, and was repeating what i read. my error. trust what i read but verify


    Ikperday, i agree about the walther PPK . when i was younger i did not mind the recoil but got much older so i sold, left hand gotten so weak have a hard time pulling slide back. tried weaker springs but created other problms. put the old spring back.
    Purchased in 1972 or 73 if i recall sold last year
     
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    I carry the LCP with a flush bottom magazine, no finger thinghy, bites me hard when shooting. I also have a blowback Bersa 380CC which I can shoot all day long. These bug guns are not for plinking anyway so I carry the LCP. Figure if I need it, the recoil won't be an issue
     
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    If gun prices go back up anytime soon, I probably will sell this one....

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    Just because of this....

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