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Old 03-20-2017, 12:37 PM
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I am a moderately-experienced handgun owner (have owned four S&W revolvers over last 8 years), but I am a complete novice regarding semi-automatics. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Oregon concealed carry license and my primary carry gun will be my S&W 642. My wife, who is a complete novice on all types of guns, wants to also train for and obtain a carry license, and she thinks shed rather carry a 380 ACP semi-auto. A family member recently showed us the 380 ACP he carries (Ruger LCP) and she liked it. I likely will also occasionally carry such a pistol when we get one.

Id appreciate you folks expert opinions regarding what type of action (single, double, or striker) you think would be best (safest, easiest to remember, etc.) for someone who is not an experienced gun user. Rest assured that whatever semi-auto we end up with, she and I will go the range and practice shooting hundred of rounds before carrying it.

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts on this.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:54 PM
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I have complete and total trust in new production pre-loaded striker fire polymer frame defense pistols with -NO- manual safety of any sort.

If the person carrying can be taught to keep the finger OFF the trigger and out of the trigger guard until absolutely ready to fire a shot then these pistols are completely safe against any manner of accidental/unintended/negligent discharge including protection from firing upon being dropped.

And for the shooter, they offer the simplicity of no safety levers to find or fool with and no transition in trigger pull from first to subsequent shots.

In a .380, Smith & Wesson is not a good answer. S&W is a fine answer in 9/40/45.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:28 PM
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While I do not own one, I have fired the Ruger LCP II and it is a fine firearm.
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