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My decision to stay small....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hokkmike, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Hokkmike

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    Saw a brand new September 2019 mfged SIG 365 w/manual safety at a local gun store and range for just under $500.

    Tempted, tempted, tempted......

    But my GLOCK 42 in .380 has been so reliable and I prefer pocket carry w/ a pocket holster - in this case Alabama.....

    The 365 just doesn't sit that well in all pockets like the 42.

    Somebody else please help me from spending more money.
     
  2. FL-NC

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    If that is what you are happy with, I guess stick with it. But a 9mm would give you more power and a better selection of both SD ammo and more affordable practice ammo.
     
  3. George P

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    Personally, I used to carry a kahr CM9, and a G26. My P365s have replaced them all - it fits nicely in cargo short front pockets
     
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  4. Big_Al

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    Very little size difference, sig is a hair shorter in length. Glock is a bit thinner & lighter. I prefer 11 rounds of 9mm vs 7 of 380. This isn't the right place to come & get talked out of a new gun.
     
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  5. dcsforum

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    I had never touched a 365 until I found one in the used case at my LGS three days ago. I bought it and ran 150 rounds through it and I have to say it is excellent. A bunch of my other guns seem a lot less useful now.

    I knew they were very popular but the 365 just didn't excite me. Until I shot one. Now, I get it. I realize everybody doesn't love them but there's only one way you can find out if you like them.

    Good luck!
     
  6. SharpDog

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  7. Texas10mm

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    They shoot like a bigger gun. I could make my P365 my EDC if I had too.
     
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  8. George P

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    I not only made it my EDC, it also goes on the nightstand as well - yes it is that good, especially with the night sites
     
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  9. Armored farmer

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    Have you ever shot a tricked out G42 with night sights and light?
    Pretty cool imho. That's how I would spend my$$
     
  10. Boarhunter

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    Spend more money....

    BOARHUNTER
     
  11. sequins

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    The p365 really is a great gun but it's such a lateral move for you.
     
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  12. If1HitU

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    Sig P365 is a great shooter,i'm enjoying the new one I bought a few weeks ago.:thumbup:
     
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  13. RetiredUSNChief

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    NO! YOU MUST SUPPORT THE ECONOMY! SPEND YOUR MONEY!

    SPEND!SPEND!SPEND!SPEND!

    And while you're at it...spend your money on something in a different caliber, just to make things more expensive!

    Er...I mean, just to support the economy more!

    :D:D:D
     
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  14. 460Shooter

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    Xmas is coming. So is winter. Both result in bills.

    So don't spend money on a gun you clearly don't really want. If you did, you'd have already bought it.
     
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  15. Thibaut

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    I plan to pocket carry (as I mentioned in another thread). I want a bigger gun for home and auto and range (generally). I can't carry those bigger guns. If I could; of course I would. For all the obvious reasons. The whole point of a pocket gun for me is the element of surprise, no matter what or how little I am wearing.
     
  16. Thibaut

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    It's a beautiful gun. Clean lines. Not a bunch of clutter on it. I like it a lot.
     
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  17. Thibaut

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    In my novice opinion, the 42 is a beautiful gun.
     
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  18. ATLDave

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    I assume you mean pocketed in a pocket holster, not just dropping the gun in a pocket.
     
  19. Styx

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    I agree... The G42 will do just fine.

    Nothing wrong with EDCing a 380... Many, many people throughout history across the world till this day have done so and somehow lived to tell about it... You'd wouldn't know it listening to Nostradamus caliber predictions on gun forums.
     
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  21. ATLDave

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    There is no mineral-fracking way I would pocket carry a loaded semi-auto pistol. Just the risk of it changing orientation would be enough for me to utterly reject that approach.

    Spend some time working on drawing a firearm under time pressure and the value of the grip being presented to you precisely the same way every time will quickly become apparent. The idea of grabbing for a gun under pressure and finding that it has rotated or flipped... ugh, sweaty palms just thinking about it.

    Throw in the possibility of some object getting into the trigger guard and contributing to an AD/ND with the muzzle pointing wherever the floppy pocket has let it point... oh, heck naw.
     
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  22. Texas10mm

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    That's why a proper pocket holster is recommended. Just as Mexican carry is not the best way to carry in the waistband.
     
  23. Thibaut

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    LOL. I get your point. Thanks. I am here to learn and I am listening.
     
  24. Jeb Stuart

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    Personally nothing in the small size category is going to beat the Kahr CM 9mm. Unless you are going down to Pocket gun size. A little 9mm, smooth DOA trigger, easy to shoot. I believe it is the lightest in class next to the PF9 at 12oz, but the Kahr has that one beat in lenght. In fact, I believe Kahr takes the cake in weight, size and smoothness.
     
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  25. Ed4032

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    First rule of a gun fight is to bring a gun. Better that 380 on you than the 9mm at home.
     
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