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Old November 6, 2011, 07:48 PM   #26
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here is a breakdown of the BATFE points system

This chart is idiotic. To someone in BATFE it makes sense and seems right that Americans should be able to purchase a Glock in 9mm, 40 S&W, .45 and 10mm but not be able to purchase a gun that's basically identical externally to guns available in those calibers - because the G25 is chambered for .380 Auto.

It's infuriating to me that we gave BATFE the power to do this.

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Old November 6, 2011, 08:07 PM   #27
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i can't seem to find any specs on it, maybe some one can tell me. but the Astra 300 looks pretty large to me.
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Old September 9, 2012, 08:40 PM   #28
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Tanfoglio Full Size FT 9

8" gun, 4.6" barrel - basically a standard sized 9mm in dimensions but chambered for 380 ACP

It's not available in the U.S.
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Old September 10, 2012, 12:29 AM   #29
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Robbery Victims will often describe a.380 the Suspect pointed at them with the same adjectives we use to describe our favorite .500 Magnum.
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Old September 10, 2012, 12:46 AM   #30
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MAB. It is a French Government pistola. All of the Mab pistols I've ever held were twice as heavy as they should be. They do make .380s, 32, 9mms. IIRC we were comparing the weight of one MAB 32 acp with the weight of two 750 mil bottles of 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Old September 10, 2012, 07:52 AM   #31
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There was a pre-war CZ pistol, the Model 38, that was a .380 with unusual features.

It was large and relatively heavy at about 34 1/2 oz, 7 1/2" overall with a barrel length of 4 3/4". It had a forward tilting hinged barrel, just like some Beretta models and was double-action only. There are very few firearms features that were not around by 1940. I do not believe it was produced in large numbers, so it would be unusual to actually see one.

Apparently there are divergent schools of thought with regard to pistols. One believes that any given gun is too heavy and fires a cartridge that is too weak. The other point of view is that any given gun is too small to hold on to and fires a cartridge that is too powerful to be practical. And that's just the gun itself. A complimentary criticism is that practically all cartridges are much too weak and are not loaded as powerful as they used to be.
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Old September 10, 2012, 08:08 AM   #32
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Bill Laughridge of Cylinder and Slide offered a compensated 5" Government Model chambered in .380 ACP .... called it his "Full House Mouse".
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