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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by browningguy, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. browningguy

    browningguy Member

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    Picked this up earlier in the week when I went in to get my rifle. It's a Browning BDA .380, made by Beretta for them. I thought it was just "new to me", but it looked really mint. I disassembled to clean it and there are absolutely no wear marks on the slide and no marks on the breech face to indicate it has ever been fired.

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    I'll try to correct that unfired part tomorrow.:)
     
  2. BossHog

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    That's almost too beautiful looking to shoot. Congrats on a nice pistol.
     
  3. sm

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    Nice Gun! You are going to really like the way that thing shoots!

    Tip : Never ever let anyone else touch it, much less shoot it. ;)
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Nice buy. Looks even better with the nickel. Don't lock it up in a safe; take it out and shoot it.
     
  5. littlegator

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    Sure is purty. Let us know how the shoot goes - I'm curious how the trigger feel is - see if it's anything like the BHP.
     
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  6. GaryP

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    I had one of these back in the late 1970's. It is one of the many on my "Wish I still had it" list and the best shooting .380 I ever owned. :)



    :evil:
     
  7. DAdams

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    That's

    A Beauty. I'll bet that thing shoots real fine w/o much recoil to speak of.
    Go get some RGoldernSaber 102 gr and give us a range report. :cool:
     
  8. CPshooter

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    No kiddin.. guns are meant to be shot folks! I was drooling over those WW1/2? Navy 1911s that I saw in another thread within the last few days, and I thought to myself, "Would I actually shoot these?" My answer right away was yes, definitely. It's cool to say you have held or own a piece of history, but I think it's even cooler to spit lead out of one and feel what a soldier felt during a real world war. THAT would be a joy IMO. So WWI collectable or $2k+ Wilson 1911, you just HAVE to shoot it at some point...

    Anyhow, NICE piece! Shoot the heck out of that thing! Do it for me, will ya?
     
  9. ldp4570

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    You have just bought yourself one of the finest 380 autos out there. I've had mine since the early 80's. To date no FTF/FTE. If I had to call any of my guns 100% reliable she would be it. Don't let go of her and buy plenty of mags to keep her and you happy!!!!!!!
     
  10. hemiram

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    I'm looking for another BDA or a Beretta 84, I had both of them and have regretted selling them ever since. I lost a bid on one of the auctions a while back by a buck. I have to sleep sometimes!
     
  11. silversport

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    my nickled Beretta 84 was my first semi automatic and I enjoyed it very much...wanted to get the Browning but in the early '80s they were near impossible to find and in Nickle...even moreso...enjoy...it looks great!
    Bill
     
  12. lee n. field

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    I don't understanding people who buy a gun and never shoot it. What fun is that?

    I could wish for bigger sights, but otherwise, nice classy looking piece you have there.
     
  13. usp9

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    Very nice. FWIW the BDA and 84 mags are the same. Happy shooting.
     
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