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    Question S&W .380 EZ

    Are there any S&W .380 EZ owners here? I am getting one for my wife for Christmas. We rented one at our local gun range and she really likes it A LOT! From what I have read about them, any of them built after April 2018 have all of the bugs worked out of them. Opinions please?
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    Should be bug free. There was an issue with the manual safety flipping to "safe" during recoil, but that was solved a while ago, plus a recall is in effect for affected pistols. Bought one for my wife around 6 months ago, no issues; reliable, accurate, and she likes it!

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    My sister has one, and she absolutely loves it. I got to play with it a coulple of months ago, and while I expected to hate it, I was pleasantly surprised. The aspect I was most impressed with was its accuracy.

    If your wife likes it as much as you say, this sounds like a no-brainer.

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    I picked up one used six months ago, only issue was occasional stove pipes due to weak springs in the mags.

    Bought a few new mags, much stronger springs, still easy to load but no issues. Sent the old mags back to S&W and they sent brand new replacement mags.

    I gotta admit, I like it. It’s fun to shoot, has a nice trigger and it’s accurate. Already have a 9mm & 45 Shield so I thought my wife would be trading this in after a few range trips, but it may just stay.

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    I think this is a great purpose built weapon for people with strength / recoil issues.

    A modern take on the Beretta 86, if you will. Not a gunfighters gun, but a significant niche' market as gun owners get older, a viable option. Far better than a mousegun you can't hit $hit with or a 22LR pistol.
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    I think this is a great purpose built weapon for people with strength / recoil issues.

    A modern take on the Beretta 86, if you will. Not a gunfighters gun, but a significant niche' market as gun owners get older, a viable option. Far better than a mousegun you can't hit $hit with or a 22LR pistol.
    - Rhino

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    What do you want to know? I have one of the first ones, it's been great, no problems. Phenomenally easy to handle and shoot well.

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    I understand we should not judge guns on looks, but it seems to me that the proportions are all off on this one.

    I guess folks are better off with a "large for caliber" .380 pistol that they can operate with confidence than one the size of the difficult to load and rack LCP.

    Andy
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    I've thought about getting one just for fun. Other than Bersa, I'm no aware of anyone making a larger .380 (Beretta 84 still made?). Still love my dad's old BDA .380 - it's fun to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance435 View Post
    I've thought about getting one just for fun. Other than Bersa, I'm no aware of anyone making a larger .380 (Beretta 84 still made?). Still love my dad's old BDA .380 - it's fun to shoot.
    As far as I know, CZ still sells the CZ-83 in 380. I have two CZ-82s in 9mm Makarov, and the are pretty decent. Great double action triggers.

    Andy

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