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Finally made it to the range with the new P380. Not a good report........yet. I shot several older left overs first, several without any ID boxe. Not in box the buller was flat tipped. The other was American eagle. The last box was a new one called RAM.

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The first 10 rounds were ok then every thing went to hell. Almost every round would get hungup. The round would be at an angle to the barrel with FMJ part in the chamber and the case out and hung up. (What do you call this?). With a rap on the back of the slide it allow the round to seat in the chamber. Not all the time though. After rapping back of slide it wasn't enough to dislodge the round and I'd remover the mag and then the round after pulling the slide back to allow round to fall out. I had one time the slide caught a casing when ejecting. Shot a total of 104 rounds(older).
I then used the RAM new ammo, box of 50. Same thing until I got thru 33 rounds. At this point (after107 total rds) I was able to finish up the remaining 17 rods with but one problem.

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1. fingers were getting pinched because they are too damn long. I usually shoot with trigger located midway between end of finger and first knuckle. I then tried pulling trigger with just the tip of my finger on the trigger. Not only did it feel better, although uncomfortable, but I shot more accurately, consistently.
Note: my trigger finger get pinched on the both the CM9 and the P380, worse on the 380 and on both sides of my finger.
I'm sure I will figure out how to hold the gun better to not get pinched so bad with more practice.
2. Pretty accurate little gun.
3. Won't carry for CC yet as not consistent.
4. The older shells the round end was close to a half circle. The newer RAM shells the bullet was more elliptical, tapered Ron.
5. When the 380 is broken in and a proven carry the pinching will not keep me from using it for CC as the pinch is not severe.
6. Very little in my long hand and fingers.
7. I was shooting pretty fast and used all three of the Mags than came with it, two sixes and one 7.
8. I'm joining the crowd as to how accurate it is:

The black circled areas I was using a bullet hole as a target.

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Are you shooting with both hand? I've found that with big hands and a tiny gun I'll be changing my grip trying to make room for my trigger finger. Think a man does it without thinking screwing your grip up.

I'd find some round nose
 

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You did good bob..........sounds like it was working better towards the end there, and yeah the little guy is probably gonna be fussy about what you feed it. But once it's broken in and you know what ammo it likes, you'll not likely be going to the range running tons thru it anyway.........as it will be expensive to shoot..........and because of the size and as you said the pinching........not the type of gun meant for fun shooting at the range.......after all it's an sd gun........as you well know !!
 

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Are you shooting with both hand? I've found that with big hands and a tiny gun I'll be changing my grip trying to make room for my trigger finger. Think a man does it without thinking screwing your grip up.

I'd find some round nose
Yes with both hands and tried a stiff gun arm off and on.
Why do you suggest round nose. I'm thinking a tapered edge would be better.. don't know for sure though.
 

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We agree Ron.
 

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Round nose for breaking in and range practice
 

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They look like this. The end is round but not as round as the "old" ones were.

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You don't reckon the case rim is having a hard time slipping under the extractor?
That would keep the slide from closing all the way.

Them rounds look round enough.

The pistol could just still be tight.
 

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And yes those guns are extremely tight when new...........found that out didn't you Bob
When I first got mine, it was the tightest gun I ever had
 

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Yes it is tighter than a wet Speedo.
I did notice the shell casing back would usually stop just at the firing pit. For a while I wondered it the pin was sticking thru enought to catch the edge of casing. I don't think now that is the problem. When the slide stopped, jamming the round tight, I could not see anything suspect but it was jammed because of the round being at such an angle going into the chamber.
It is still a chore to pull the slide back to lock.
 

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Not bad shooting fer a one-eyed fat-man there bob....and I see speedo's made it into your post...again:huh:
 

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Wet speedo tight............. NO...... NO...... NO.......... Not right Bob.........
 

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Ah there you are rat........ Some help here with this speedo driven mad man
 

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I know ron, I puked a little into my mouth...:cower:
 

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You guys must be jealous of either my ability to get in one of those or how I might look in one. Are jealous because you can't or don't HAVE THE GUTS? Maybe that's the problem...you have too much Gut to do it?
 

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Guts? is that what is bulging over the top of that thing? Holy-cow!:startle:
 

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remember bob, potato to the front...the front bob!
 

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Ohhhhhhhhhh
 

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