New pistol in the house!

by MS @, Southern Michigan, Thursday, April 18, 2019, 20:45 (68 days ago)

My better half this afternoon traded her S&W Shield 9 for a new 380 Shield EZ.

Wow what a nice pistol!

I hear everybody that buys one likes or loves it.

The shop had two 50 round boxes of Rattlesnake Ammunition 380 TMJ for $11 a box.
I've never heard of it, but its new American manufacture. Get to know you ammunition if nothing else.

New pistol in the house!

by Fivegunner @, LOWELL Mi., Friday, April 19, 2019, 07:14 (67 days ago) @ MS

How about pictures! Have you got your motorcycle out yet?

I really like the EZ format: big enough to get hands on, w/o

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:47 (67 days ago) @ MS

fingers over the muzzle, easy slide and mag springs low recoil 2 mags ready to go. reminds me of a 1903 Colt.

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Of the Troops & For the Troops

I really like the EZ format: big enough to get hands on, w/o

by MS @, Southern Michigan, Sunday, April 21, 2019, 22:50 (65 days ago) @ Rob Leahy

Yeah, it's kind of a full size pistol, scaled down to fit smaller hands. 7/8 scale.

The longer barrel gives better ballistics (should). More mass in the longer slide means lighter recoil spring. etc.....

Ruger has made an LC380 for a few years, but there's not much being said about them.

Does anyone have any experiences or even just an opinion on the LC380?

Dad went through a LC380 on his search for a slide he...

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, April 22, 2019, 09:24 (64 days ago) @ MS

could rack. It was OK but nothing special. Slightly less effort than the LC9/LC9s but still too much for him. He ended up with the EZ and I believe he's quite happy.

Arthritis, at least for Dad, has been funny. He can operate the slide on his Ruger P90 (I think, .45ACP in a P-series) but only because of the ambi-safety gives him something to grab. He has trouble with most slides being too thin to grasp.

The Ruger is just a tad too small

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 15:40 (63 days ago) @ MS

the EZ is just right

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Of the Troops & For the Troops

I think we sold 2 LC-380s. The S&W EZ 380 is a seller...

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, 19:50 (49 days ago) @ MS

The weak and arthritic are empowered! Decent sights and trigger, it is a winner in the market place.

LC-380? Might as well get the 9. 8 rounds, might as well get the P365. Only Ruger's price cuts to the product have saved it. Right now the 43X has some interest as well.

I am not talking 'gunny' type people, but average men and women looking for value in a defensive, concealable firearm. Price IS important to these people. Concealability is important to some but not others, the firearm is kept at home. I think, I should check to be certain, but I think that as much as 50% of our sales of pistols are to women. Many have never been in a gun shop before, many take our CHP classes AND get training at the range from local instructors.

That said, I will also say that we sell to EVERY demographic.

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Sincerely,

Hobie

New pistol in the house!

by Warhawk, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Sunday, April 28, 2019, 18:58 (58 days ago) @ MS

We bought one for my wife, she can manage the slide on it better than everything else we’ve tried. I think S&W has winner.

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