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06-27-2012, 05:38
I respect your wisdom, knowledge and no-nonsense factual responses to questions.
Now that I've buttered you up; here's my question.
I'm looking to buy a .308 as a back-up CC gun, for ankle or pocket carry. (My primary CC is a G-27 carried OWB SOB or OWB 4-5 o'clock.)
Can you, from personal experience or reliable research, recommend a couple of brands/models of .308s.
My considerations, in order of priority, are: reliability; cost; customer service; and magazine size.
Also, can you recommend a good self-defense round for the .308?
Thanks for your time.

Mas Ayoob
06-27-2012, 06:21
First off, folks, David flagged me separately that ".308" was a typo and he meant .380.

David, I'm no fan of the .380 but it's certainly better than nothing. It'd be tough to beat a Ruger LCP. I'd probably go with something like a Hornady 90 grain XTP for a balance of penetration with some hope of expansion. LAPD has reportedly gone with the same company 's Critical Defense load in the .380s they've made optional for off-duty and backup, and we'll see if they work on the street any better than previous, unimpressive .380 ammo.