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Old 12-14-2009, 12:33 PM
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Glock also makes a .380. In many countries, you can not own a weapon that is in a military caliber so standard weapons are produced in alternative calibers. Glock did not import these to the US since they are the same size as the 9mm with no advantages to ownership.

Unless it is a smaller physical size, there may be no advantage to ownership. Plus, have you tried to find .380 ammo lately!!!
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:15 PM
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They listened! Now the real thing is how small is it. If its not somewhere in the sub CS9 area they're wasting their time. Personally I'm going to keep my eyes open, I'll gladly give it a try. I have a decent supply of ammo to give it a good test.

That is, if this actually checks out.
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Glock did not import these to the US since they are the same size as the 9mm with no advantages to ownership.
It cannot be imported since it did not have enough points to be approved by the ATF... mainly due to its caliber.
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It'll probably be a variant of the Walther P380 pistol. That's my humble opinion and I am sticking to it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:06 PM
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Another answer to a question nobody asked.....IMHO of course.

The CS9 is reason enough to ignore yet another M&P. Regards 18DAI.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:39 PM
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The CS9 is reason enough to ignore yet another M&P. Regards 18DAI.
My 3913 & CS9 are two of the reasons I decided not to get a M&P 9c.

It's not that the M&P 9c isn't a fine idea for a pistol intended to compete in the plastic gun field, it's just that my existing compact/subcompact 9's simply fit my needs so well.

I'm guessing that S&W will find a ready market for a .380 ACP pistol, especially if they manage to make it a bit smaller than the M&P 9c. Maybe then they can leave the licensed PPK effort in the bin of history where it was resting quietly and belonged ...
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It'd sell well if they could mow 1/3 of the slide's mass off, knocking down 25% of the 9c's current weight. While down sizing it's overall dimensions.
Think an M&P9c left in the dryer too long.
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Glock also makes a .380. In many countries, you can not own a weapon that is in a military caliber so standard weapons are produced in alternative calibers. Glock did not import these to the US since they are the same size as the 9mm with no advantages to ownership.

Unless it is a smaller physical size, there may be no advantage to ownership. Plus, have you tried to find .380 ammo lately!!!
Glock makes 2 models in 380ACP. Many collectors would like to own them, but they are prohibited from import. They don't meet the minimum number of points for import under the GCA of 1968.

One is the same size as the Glock Model 19. I think the other one is the same size as the Glock Model 26; but I'm not 100% positive.

Even if you could buy one, I see no point in owning a pistol that is the exact same size as a 9mm Glock, but uses the 380ACP round.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:59 AM
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I doubt S&W would attempt to market a 9c in .380 ACP, as many have pointed out, it wouldn't have any advantage over the 9c, and would suffer from less power per shot and more expensive less available ammunition. However, if the plan is to compete with the P3AT and LCP, then it will probably be a good seller. I suppose we will have to wait and see. I won't have any use for one, .380 ACP pistols don't do anything for me, but there are a lot of folks that don't share my opinion.
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Here it is, the new 380 from S&W and being offered to pre-order by OMB Express Police Supply now. Take a look for your self. Its a GREAT looking gun and it comes out in May.


S&W new 380 Pistol with Laser from Express Police Supply
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It looks to be about the same size as a Ruger or Kel tec .380 and it appears to have a thumb safety and slide release. I think it looks good.
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Im waiting in line to buy one.
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I had my eye set on an M&P360 at the shop, but I think I'll hold out on that thought to get the first Bodyguard .380 I come across. For that price I think they already hit this one out of the park. I do wish it was an actual M&P though, I don't like calling them "Bodyguards."
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Looks good, reminds me of my M&P9c. I want to see one and it may be my next best friend....
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