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Offline ddc

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What's the latest word on the R380?
« on: November 26, 2008, 01:59:36 PM »
I'm looking forward to checking one of these out.

Any news? Good/bad/indifferent  ;)

Offline Slick

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Re: What's the latest word on the R380?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 08:44:41 PM »
I wonder if there will be a way to swap the barrel and magazine out of an R9 and drop in a .380 barrel and mag?

Now that I might be game for.

Offline ddc

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Re: What's the latest word on the R380?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2008, 02:04:01 AM »
I'm curious what all was involved in creating the 380.

In my simple mind I would have guessed a new barrel, a new magazine, a new recoil spring, modifications to the breachface, extractor, ejector.

That seems very straightforward so there must be more involved to explain why it is taking so long.

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Re: What's the latest word on the R380?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008, 11:43:14 AM »
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Offline Carter

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Re: What's the latest word on the R380?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 09:21:26 AM »
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I'm curious what all was involved in creating the 380.

In my simple mind I would have guessed a new barrel, a new magazine, a new recoil spring, modifications to the breachface, extractor, ejector.

That seems very straightforward so there must be more involved to explain why it is taking so long.

If the .380 is being built on the same frame as the 9mm, it's going to end up being exactly the same size as the R9.

What's the point, then?

You can't start any thread that argues effectiveness of caliber without a bunch of people denegrating the .380 compared to the 9mm, so I wonder how big a market there really will be for a same-size .380 pistol.
The one single advantage would be slightly less recoil, but the R9 isn't bad at all when you consider that it's a self-defense tool and not a "range gun" or "plinker".

Just thinkin' out loud.

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Re: What's the latest word on the R380?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 12:09:20 AM »
Euro laws limiting caliber to .380 may have something to do with the choice.
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Re: What's the latest word on the R380?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 10:26:42 AM »
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Euro laws limiting caliber to .380 may have something to do with the choice.

.380s are selling like hotcakes around here lately and I suspect it is pretty much the same all over the country.