Author Topic: Mulling over a DB380  (Read 1185 times)

auskip07

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Mulling over a DB380
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:12:11 AM »
Hey guys, first post but lets cut to the chase.  I have been eyeing the DB380 for a couple years and have decided recently that im going to buy a 380 some time soon.   Im looking over what is offered and if you could purchase the DB380 or pay $20 dollars more for a Kahr cw380  would you still buy the DB380?   

My main concern is sights (i like good sights) the rear sight looks replaceable but what about the front sight?  I know on this type of weapon its not necessary to have good sights but i would rather have them than not.

Is any type of DB380 better than another?  I see they have a DB380,  EX, SL, SS, FDE   for the most part are these functionally different or sight wise?


A little background  i buy Gunsmith specials and fix them up (for the most part)  im not unfamiliar with working on rifles or hand guns for that matter and have built a few Glock lowers but am far from a fan boy of the brand. 

mr380acp

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 07:37:57 PM »
I would suggest you get a gen 2 diamondback 380  if you go that route. The gen 2 has the 3 screws in the frame. It is much better than gen 1 (2 screws)

auskip07

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 03:40:21 PM »
I ended up buying a DB380 and a Ruger LCP Custom.   so if i need to work on the DB or send it back ill have a backup or it will be the backup / glove box gun

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »
Did you get the gen 2 db380

auskip07

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 12:21:55 PM »
I bought it from Buds gun shop so ill find out when i get it from the FFL

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 05:58:33 PM »
I bought it from Buds gun shop so ill find out when i get it from the FFL
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auskip07

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 07:02:15 PM »
going next weekend.

auskip07

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 11:47:02 AM »
broke it in,  2 light primer strikes,   and the 1st round would hang on the barrel when relasing the slide on a new mag.   Otherwise shot tula, and the rest of the stuff i fed it.  No Hollow points yet. 

I got a decent amount of slide bite which has never happened before and i own 8 other handguns.  So my natural hold need to be adjusted.  Hoping to find something to help with that.

LCR custom was more impressive honestly.  i was shooting steel past 25 yards with it more consistently and its only failure was FTE with steel cased tula.   

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Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 04:22:24 PM »
The db380 does seem picky about ammo.  I get many light strikes on some ammo too.

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 04:59:22 PM »
im really trying to figure out the slide bite issue.  it bit me on the thumb joint near the base of the thumb.  i dont see any grip mods either

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Re: Mulling over a DB380
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »
Winchester white box works well for me. As for the slide bite, maybe try shooting gloves

 

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