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Old 08-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
 
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Dear wife and I stopped by our LGS a few days ago while we were out running errands in town (we live out in the country) since I wanted to check out an LCP for a tiny cc handgun ( we're both waiting on our CHL.) I liked everything I read about the LCP except it was a bear to shoot for some people due to its light weight. Handled it and it felt okay. Checked out an S&W Bodyguard and liked it quite a bit except for the safety (hard to operate) and the laser button was completely out of reach of my index finger. Wasn't interested in even touching a Taurus, although they seem to be a decent value. I was interested in looking at a Kimber Solo, but he didn't carry that brand.

As we moved left in the counter the prices kept going up on the 380 ACP handguns .



I thought, what the heck, let me handle the P238 - it doesn't cost anything to kick the tires. Ooh baby. Must resist. Dear wife tried it and liked it. She could operate the slide okay, flip the safety easily and liked the feel of it a lot. The fish (us) bit and now we had to decide on which model. We looked at one with engraving (too foo-foo for me), the Rainbow model (WAY too foo-foo for me), the basic model (too basic), and then the Equinox.





Yup - that's the one. We bought a Quest IWB holster and an extended mag with the pistol purchase.



We just put a box of shells through it on our home range and it was sweet to fire but DW had a lot of FTLs. I'm not sure what she's doing wrong, but I'll make a separate post about her issues in another board.



Our other other handgun is a Ruger SR40 (nice after it got broken in), deer rifle is a Ruger Hawkeye in .270 (no problems doing 1-2" at 100 yards), Ruger 10/22 with a scope for ranch annoyances (great little .22), and finally an old stainless Mini-14 with a 30 round mag (completely accurate out to about 10 yards ).



It just dawned on me I departed from my cost-focused arms collecting and went high-dollar.
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Very Nice, Welcome.. I'd like to get a 380 like that in the future, Is that a plus 2 mag extension?
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Very Nice, Welcome.. I'd like to get a 380 like that in the future, Is that a plus 2 mag extension?
Thanks!!



It holds seven and I couldn't find a brand name on it, but it seems to be nicely made. Haven't used it yet since we want to get a good feel for the standard mag.
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It holds seven and I couldn't find a brand name on it, but it seems to be nicely made. Haven't used it yet since we want to get a good feel for the standard mag.




Six in the Mag & One in the chamber, That looks like a plus 2 mag extention... That Gun looks awefully simular to My 380 Colt Mustang plus 2, Some of the parts are even interchangable..



Nice Gun, I like it, I just purchased a Equinox also a P-229 & love it..
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Welcome! Nice choice. I don't much like the LCP, myself.
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Thanks very much guys!
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We just put a box of shells through it on our home range and it was sweet to fire but DW had a lot of FTLs.
1. Hold it with a firm grip. Very important with any .380 and most 9mm to give the slide something to "push against" for reliable operation.

2. Be sure you have the new "flat wire" type recoil spring. If your gun has been sitting in the store stock for several months, it may have the old type. SIG will send you a correct one.

3. Be sure you have the correct carrier in the magazine. It should not be the step-down type. It should be flat, with a little bump sticking up near one end.
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