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Smith&Wesson SW380

Postby agonist » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:13 pm

Does anybody have any experience with this pistol? It looks like a good CCW albeit ugly and Glock lookin.
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Postby CONT2 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:17 pm

I cant tell you anything about it until I read an article I just found about it in a 1995 issue of American Rifleman magazine.



I didnt know they were making Sigma series guns in the mid 90s until I saw it on the cover. It certainly doesnt make THE UGLIEST HANDGUNS thread...
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Postby CONT2 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:58 am

Just curious, did you buy one of these or did you see one in a magazine. Ive never seen one except in a magazine. This gun retailed for $308 new, according to the article. It shares a polymer frame like the sigma 9mm and 40ves respectively. The slide is made out of Zamak, a material thats heavier than metal or steel but with a shorter life.



It has a trigger safety like Glocks, groove sights and like the AMT I have it takes both hands to drop the clip out of the gun. Thats because the clip has pinch catches on both sides.



The author went on to conclude that theS&W .380 is a decent CCW pistol with a no snag construction. Disassembly is described as unusual.
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Postby CONT2 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:00 am

CORRECTION: Zamak is heavier than aluminum, not metal or steel like I wrote before...
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Postby agonist » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:20 am

I saw one online for a good price but I dont know anything about them.
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Postby nohub2003 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:44 am

I had one a several years ago (2002/03).... I was not very impressed w/ this pistol. It is a polymer frame, w/ 3 barrel. Personally, i like the Bersa much better. New, the MSR is around $360.00 now. If memory serves me right, I sold mine for around 275.00 in 2006. I would purchase a Bersa but thats just my opinion. Later, Nohub
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Postby nohub2003 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:56 am

I remember now..the sw-380 was not easy 2/breakdown and field clean. very unusual/diff. breakdown.... but, im not the sharpest tool in the shed ...LOL....
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