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Offline sgtdraino

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2006, 04:14:06 AM »
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I have a Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380, and I am awaiting a Seecamp .380.

I tried a Kel-Tec P3AT, but it did not work for me.

It is not for everybody, just as the R9S is not for everybody. The two guns actually seem to have a lot in common, as far as my experience goes:

Both are the smallest, lightest guns in their caliber.
Both will FTF like a sonofabich if you don't grip them right.
Both develop "self-limiting" wear marks on certain areas of the frame.
Both function best when grease is used on certain areas of the gun.
Neither recommend the use of +P ammunition.

Before I got the R9S, I carried a P3AT as my BUG. The gun takes a little fine-tuning, and it takes some practice learning to grip the gun right, but in most cases, it can be a good gun. Just like the R9S.

And just like the R9S, for some people, it just isn't going to work.

I like my P3AT, and don't plan on getting rid of it. But assuming I can get my R9S working on a reliable basis, I've decided I'm more comfortable carrying a 9mm.

Back to the topic at-hand, I'd be interested to see some pictures posted of the Seecamp .380 alongside the R9S. Or alongside a P3AT, for that matter.

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2006, 04:27:42 AM »
Here is my LWS25 (same exact size as the 32 and 380) compared to my P3AT:



Offline sgtdraino

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2006, 05:12:28 AM »
Wow, that is tiny.

Do they make 'em with sights?

Yeah, I know, blah blah blah sites on a mousegun, but some of us LEO's need sights in order to pass qualifications. No pass, no carry. And in courses of fire, you're as far as 25 yards out.

Sites?

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2006, 08:12:56 AM »
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I have a Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380
I've got the COlt Pocket Nine. Pretty much the same gun but in 9mm.

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I am awaiting a Seecamp .380.
How do you get one? Do you have to privately order them like with the Rohrbaughs or can a local dealer place the order?

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I tried a Kel-Tec P3AT, but it did not work for me.
I tried the Kel-Tec P3AT as well and it wouldn't feed for me with ANY ammo. I was able to chamber a round manually but it wouldn't feed by itself.

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2006, 08:39:08 AM »
The Irish Guard on this forum is my source for the Seecamp .380.  You can also order from the factory and wait, and wait, and wait...
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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2006, 09:42:27 AM »
Irish Guard?

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2006, 10:44:57 AM »
Tom Watson, on this forum "theirishguard".  Or:
tomwatson@sbcglobal.net
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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2006, 07:47:41 PM »
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Wow, that is tiny.

Do they make 'em with sights?

Yeah, I know, blah blah blah sites on a mousegun, but some of us LEO's need sights in order to pass qualifications. No pass, no carry. And in courses of fire, you're as far as 25 yards out.

Sites?

No sights are available on the Seecamp from the factory.

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Re:  R9 - Seecamp 380 Comparison
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2006, 11:29:18 PM »
Tom Watson (theirishguard) had a Seecamp LWS.32 on stock a few days ago - don't know if he still does.
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