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    Default Wish me luck ... new CT380

    Just picked up a new CT380. Will clean and lube this weekend. Should start the break in next week. I have 3 brands of brass FMJ ready to go - Blazer Brass, Armscor and PMC Bronze.

    I have a CM9 that's great but I had a bad experience with a CW380 a few years ago. I hope this 380 works out better.


    muggsy: Let's face it, being shot by a .380 will ruin anyone's day.

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    Broke it down and cleaned and lubed. A few observations:

    Came apart easily and went back together with no issues.

    Very little packing grease inside and not very dirty from being test-fired.

    Both ends of the larger outside recoil spring are closed. No problem at all reinstalling the recoil spring.

    Slide is stiff but not too difficult to rack. I will of course chamber the first by using the slide release.

    Feed ramp is shiny but I can see some tooling marks.


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    Congratulations on a good choice!

    Mine doesn't like WWB, but shoots everything else I've fed it. Carry it with Hornady Critical Defense.

    Here's a good place to look for extra mags:

    https://gun.deals/search/user/602686160322
    "My God, Woodrow. It has been quite a party, ain't it?"

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    First outing was a complete success. 105 flawless rounds.

    20 Blazer Brass FMJ
    20 PMC Bronze FMJ
    20 Armscor FMJ
    20 Hornady Critical Defense
    20 Lehigh Xtreme Penetrator
    5 Lehigh Xtreme Defense

    Yes! Lehigh cycles perfectly.

    Now off to look at those mag deals.


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    Thanks for the good range report!

    How do you plan to carry it? I use a Remora pocket holster.
    "My God, Woodrow. It has been quite a party, ain't it?"

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    Default Wish me luck ... new CT380

    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Thanks for the good range report!

    How do you plan to carry it? I use a Remora pocket holster.
    Mostly I carry IWB at 1:30 with a t-shirt or polo as cover. For that I will likely use a High Noon Upper Cut that I bought for my RM380. When I do pocket carry I have a Braids leather pocket holster that I believe was made for a CM9. A couple of velcro strips on the inside to take up the extra space and it fits great.

    I also put 2 layers of bike tube on to fatten up the grip a little.



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