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Vanity - Taurus TCP or Bersa Thunder .380?
vanity | 28Dec11 | jagusafr

Posted on 12/28/2011 2:49:02 PM PST by jagusafr

CCW folks: I've been carrying a S&W Sigma .40 cal for a couple of years and it's just too heavy and bulky. Have looked at both the Taurus TCP and the Bersa Thunder .380 (I know, small, but that's kinda the point). Anybody got experience or recommendations?

jagusafr


TOPICS: Hobbies; Military/Veterans; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; concealed; pistol; weapon
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1 posted on 12/28/2011 2:49:14 PM PST by jagusafr
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To: jagusafr

Vality? Really? Sorry, “vanity”.

-_-

jagusafr


2 posted on 12/28/2011 2:50:16 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr

Rugar LCP .380


3 posted on 12/28/2011 2:51:23 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: clamper1797
Yep,


4 posted on 12/28/2011 2:54:56 PM PST by Errant
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To: jagusafr

glock 26 or S&W MP9-sub compact....


5 posted on 12/28/2011 2:55:05 PM PST by qaz123
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To: jagusafr

glock 26 or S&W MP9-sub compact....


6 posted on 12/28/2011 2:55:41 PM PST by qaz123
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To: jagusafr

You might looks at the Ruger LC9.


7 posted on 12/28/2011 2:55:42 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jagusafr

look at the Ruger LC9

Santa brought one here and Its perfect for CHL


8 posted on 12/28/2011 3:00:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

Look at the CZ-82. Almost as small as a PPK, but hold 12 in the mag.


9 posted on 12/28/2011 3:01:14 PM PST by Jimma
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To: jagusafr

KelTec 9 Plenty of bang for 200 Bucks.

I’d stay away from .380


10 posted on 12/28/2011 3:01:14 PM PST by fellowgeek (To geek or not to geek.)
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To: Errant
LC9


11 posted on 12/28/2011 3:02:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

If you want a pocket pistol, go for the LCP.

But the Bersa will probably be more “shootable.”


12 posted on 12/28/2011 3:02:38 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: jagusafr

KELTEC PF9. I went from a S&W M&P 9mm to this. Helps keep to the single type of ammo.


13 posted on 12/28/2011 3:04:06 PM PST by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“2011 gun of the year”


14 posted on 12/28/2011 3:04:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr
If money isn't a primary concern, I would opt for the Smith/Walther PPS. Far higher quality than the other small, single stack 9's mentioned. The Glock 26 is a nice firearm as well, but about .3 inches thicker than the Walther.

The PPS has the same dimensions as the famous PPK only instead of .32 or .380, it's a 9mm.
15 posted on 12/28/2011 3:07:27 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Jimma

I love the CZ 82.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 3:07:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

Sig seems to have worked the kinks out of the P238. Much more fun than the Ruger, and night sights that belong on a much bigger gun. SA if that bothers you but I’m a 1911 guy and prefer that.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 3:07:56 PM PST by 03A3
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To: jagusafr

Have had two Bersa Thunder’s and both were prone to jamming.


18 posted on 12/28/2011 3:08:00 PM PST by nuance4u
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To: qaz123

I love GLOCKs, but they are just too thick for concealed carry with the double-stack.

I have really taken a shine to my Sig Saur P230 .380 for a concealed weapon. It’s very accurate and some of the very hot loads give me a lot more confidence re: stopping power.


19 posted on 12/28/2011 3:08:11 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: jagusafr

i have a ruger lcp .380 and it is a great little pistol. very, very easy to carry concealed. i wanted something a little larger with a bit more punch that would still conceal well so i recently picked up a kel-tec pf9 (9mm). i have been impressed with the pf9 and it is now my daily carry. it is cheap (under $300), reliable and holds 8 rounds of 9mm. you should definitely give it a look before you make a final decision.


20 posted on 12/28/2011 3:08:11 PM PST by cpray (We'll put a boot in your a**, it's the American way)
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To: Jimma

PA 63 comparable but only a 7 round mag.


21 posted on 12/28/2011 3:11:02 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Sudetenland


Here's some info on the PPS. PPS Concealed Carry Forum


22 posted on 12/28/2011 3:12:24 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Renegade

But it is heavy, low cap, narrow sights and has a horrid DA trigger.

On the plus side, its tiny, dependable and the SA trigger rocks!

One of the best milsup bargains on the market.


23 posted on 12/28/2011 3:14:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I put the mag extenders on mine as well.

Gotta work on those sights with a little white paint next.

24 posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:24 PM PST by Errant
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To: jagusafr
LCP-1

This is my pocket pistol. A Ruger LCP with a Arma Laser. The Arma Laser came with a free DeSantis pocket holster.

It is a very nice 380 and I recommend it.

I have a few Taurus pistols and would not hesitate to go with the TCP if you are so inclined. Whatever you do, I would recommend getting the stainless version because if it is in your pocket it will attract moisture. My LCP ended up with a tiny little rust spot in the spring return mechanism because I neglected to wipe it down after using it for two weeks. I usually wipe it down thoroughly once per week.

25 posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:24 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Renegade
The truth is, if you need more than 6 rounds, you are in the wrong place and the wrong battle.

I know it's an old argument that will never be settled, but reality is most self-defense "fire-fights" involve only a couple of rounds. Thinking that you may be involved in WWII is not reality.
26 posted on 12/28/2011 3:18:02 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Renegade

Opps, I meant P64. I like it better than the PA 64.
The PA 64 is lighter but bigger and has the same trigger issues, plus it kicks like a mule.


27 posted on 12/28/2011 3:18:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Errant
The factory sights on the LC9 are above average..


28 posted on 12/28/2011 3:20:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Renegade

Sheesh... P64 vs PA 63


29 posted on 12/28/2011 3:22:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

In my pocket right now

30 posted on 12/28/2011 3:23:05 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: cpray
"...picked up a kel-tec pf9 (9mm). i have been impressed with the pf9..."

Any feed issues with that? I was thinking of getting one....

31 posted on 12/28/2011 3:25:46 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: jagusafr

I am not familiar with the TCP, but I will say this.
Taurus makes a decent gun, and they have a lifetime transferable warranty.

They dont care how it broke,they will fix it for free.


32 posted on 12/28/2011 3:28:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

Glock 19 with alternating ball and Federal Hollow Points in the mag. I carry with an inside-the-pant holster and hardly notice it.


33 posted on 12/28/2011 3:29:48 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: jagusafr

You could buy a taurus from bob, with cash, run it over with a truck and send it in and they will fix it for free.


34 posted on 12/28/2011 3:32:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Oops, I thought we were talking LCP.


35 posted on 12/28/2011 3:33:34 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

The LC9 has nice sights.
Better trigger too.


36 posted on 12/28/2011 3:35:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

Sig p238. I’ve owned both the guns you mentioned and the sig tops them all.


37 posted on 12/28/2011 3:41:28 PM PST by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: mylife; jagusafr
LaserLyte now has a side-mount laser for the LC9, if the sights are an issue.

I carried the Taurus PT145 Milleniun Pro for awhile, until giving it to my son. I liked having a small .45 at hand.

38 posted on 12/28/2011 3:43:10 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch.)
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To: HiJinx

The LC9 has excellent sights.

Did you find that Taurus satisfactory?


39 posted on 12/28/2011 3:46:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I was all over this gun and still think it’s really great, but since I already have a Glock 22 I went with the Taurus 740 so I can use the same ammo. A bit heavier but not much and it has a 3 inch barrel.


40 posted on 12/28/2011 3:53:11 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: jagusafr
I have a LCP in a shirt pocket holster right now. With a vest on it is invisible. When I got it I smoothed up all the parts and polished the feed ramp. I now have several hundred rounds through it and have never had a failure of any kind. I carry with Federal High Shocks but it has digested everything else just as well.
41 posted on 12/28/2011 3:56:27 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: jagusafr

I just shifted from a SP-101 in 2” .357 to a Rugar LCP .380 w/crimson trace. I love the SP-101. Probably the best carry gun around, but it much heavier than the LCP.


42 posted on 12/28/2011 3:58:03 PM PST by fuente
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To: Jewbacca

I love GLOCKs, but they are just too thick for concealed carry with the double-stack

If Glock would make a single stack Glock 27 I’d be all over it. I shoot a Glock 22 and Glock 21 love everything about them, even the factory trigger.


43 posted on 12/28/2011 4:01:19 PM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: mylife

I have the PA63, P64 and CZ 82. I prefer the CZ overall but the 63 seems best for me as a CC.


44 posted on 12/28/2011 4:03:36 PM PST by Renegade
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To: mylife
Hmmm, might have to check out the LC9 then. The trigger on the LCP sucks but I really like its small size and weathering for everyday carry.

I usually carry a Glock 30 when adventuring into the ghetto.

45 posted on 12/28/2011 4:05:38 PM PST by Errant
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To: Renegade

I used to carry the other two before I got this LC9

I liked the CZ the best, but it was had for me to conceal in Tx when its 105

The CZ works like a dream.


46 posted on 12/28/2011 4:07:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Errant

The LC9 trigger is much improved.

Its a long DA but its smooth and light.


47 posted on 12/28/2011 4:09:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Renegade

BTW, I think you can fix that DA trigger on the 63 or the 64 with a $4 aftermarket walther trigger spring.

Both are based on the walther PPK.

I just never got around to mussing with all those pins and rear down


48 posted on 12/28/2011 4:11:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Renegade

Gosh dawg that 63 stings like an SOB!


49 posted on 12/28/2011 4:26:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jagusafr

Take a look at the Taurus 740 Slim .40S&W 19oz. 6+1 single stack Action DA/SA Lifetime Taurus Warranty. You can pick one of these up for $349 Perfect size for carry mine is always in my back pocket I hardly notice its there.


50 posted on 12/28/2011 4:26:24 PM PST by cquiggy
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