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Thread: P380 inbound

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    Default P380 inbound

    Finally found a good price on a P380 so it's on it's way. After enjoying the K9 and P9 it seemed like the thing to do. It will be replacing my Smith 638 for pocket carry. I've read up on the P380 so I used my Kahr rebate on the P9 purchase to get the Lakeline striker, stainless guide rod and a couple of sets of recoil springs. I noticed Galloway has a stainless striker guide. Since I'll have the slide apart for the Lakeline striker install should I get this too? Is this a worthwhile upgrade?

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    Wouldn't hurt, IMO.

    I'd also suggest the MagGuts mag conversion kit. It adds one round to the mag capacity, so for the flush fit mag, you have 7 rounds plus one in the chamber.

    Clean and lube it REALLY well - I run mine fairly wet. Stay away from Fiocchi FMJ. Mine didn't want anything to do with it until I brought the extractor tension under 2 lbs.

    Try not to laugh too much when you see how accurate the little bugger is.

    Enjoy!

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    I'm with Ed on the Magguts kit. Also with the Fiocchi ammo. I've lightened my extractor a bit, but haven't had any Fiocchi ammo to try with it. It runs perfectly with other ammo, so I just might not ever run Fiocchi again. Ahdunno about the stainless striker guide. I run the Lakeline striker with the factory plastic guide.

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    Thanks for the help guys. The Magguts kit looks cool, I'll have to pick one up.

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    I recently upgraded my P380 guide rod to Lakeline's stainless one because my original one was rusting and a nuisance. While I was at it, I went ahead and got the striker upgrade, too... more robust and mine was 9 1/2 years old and looking pretty beat.

    SS rod at top and old striker at bottom.

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