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Guns: Diamondback DB380 6+1 .380 semi auto pistol for $229.99 at Academy Sports B&M only

sage224 556 1,027 February 6, 2011 at 03:05 PM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (3) More Academy Deals
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Lowest price so far this gun has mixed reviews. For reference Buds sells it for $329.00. Sports Academy has the Diamondback DB380MS semi auto .380 pistol for $229.99 in this weeks ad limit 2 as the title indicates this is B&M only.

Some of the specs are:

Double Action
Caliber 380 ACP
Barrel Length 2.80"
Capacity 6 + 1
Safety Firing Pin Block
Grips Polymer
Sights Adjustable Rear
Weight 8.8 oz

http://www.academy.com/index.php?...02971-1040

A review link for the DB380.

link [gunblast.com]
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#2
great price!
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#3
Over on Glock talk the reliability problems of the first gen of these were documented....it seems they have been addressed, but has anyone put a few hundred rounds through the new versions?
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http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/s...?t=1208144

I would pass...

Do plan on keeping an eye out on forums for feedback on the new Kimber Solo 9mm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m02q6fyUCUM
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Last edited by ShowMeTheDealz February 6, 2011 at 04:09 PM
#5
Honestly, I don't think there's been one gun that is popular now that hasn't had bad batches or reliability problems during generation x. If the kinks are worked out and they're better, someone can potential purchase a cheap, reliable gun.

This personally isn't my cup of tea, but thanks for the gun deal!
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Only thing I'd advise to keep in mind is the cost of this ammo. I bought a 380 about a year ago and they best I have found if $14 for 50 rounds and that's been few and far between as well as not being brass. I know this isn't a plinking type of gun, but boy are the bullets expensive!
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I know nothing about the gun referenced here, but did buy a Kel-Tec .380 a few years back and have been quite satisfied with it. Kel-tec now comes in a 9mm, and honestly, I'd MUCH rather have a 9mm than a .380.
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I took a look at this gun and it is the best feeling micro gun I have ever handled.

However its failure rate is astounding....go read the Glock Talk link posted above.

Remember, a gun like this is meant to be a life saver and you can't rely on these.
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Quote from Dr_jitsu View Post :
I took a look at this gun and it is the best feeling micro gun I have ever handled.

However its failure rate is astounding....go read the Glock Talk link posted above.

Remember, a gun like this is meant to be a life saver and you can't rely on these.
Iagree
My local dealer showed me one of these when he first got one. Since I wasn't familiar with the brand, I wanted to research it but I could never remember the name to look up online. I went in one day and asked him about the gun again, this time I wrote down the name. I forget what the price was, but he told me when I was ready to buy, he could do better on the price. When I looked it up online, I found out why he wanted to get rid of it cheap. Jawdrop ALL the reviews I read were dangerously bad. Minor quirks and slight inaccuracies are one thing in firearm reviews, but when reviews talk about parts flying off after only a few rounds, no way.
It is indeed a good looking and feeling gun, virtually identical to a Glock only shrunk down to .380 size.
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#10
If I remember correctly, the Diamondback with the black internals are the newer guns and are working lots better than the earlier serial numbers with the grey internals. Academy also has the Taurus TCP 380 auto on sale for 249. The Taurus 380 is also made in the USA, comes with two magazines, and the slide locks open after the last round is fired. Diamondback only comes with one magazine and the slide doesn't lock back. Taurus comes with a carrying case you can carry on your belt made of rigid fabric like material and the diamondback comes in a plastic case. Magazines run about 20 dollars a piece.
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Quote from gobblygook View Post :
I know nothing about the gun referenced here, but did buy a Kel-Tec .380 a few years back and have been quite satisfied with it. Kel-tec now comes in a 9mm, and honestly, I'd MUCH rather have a 9mm than a .380.
I have a 9mm and my hubby has a .45. I like the .45 much more if we're comparing guns, but as a small female I really need/would like a .380 that I can carry around in a purse or pocket (once I get my conceal permit of course) But as for general home protection? We'll stick with the shotgun or our bedside guns.
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#12
May I suggest if any of you are considering a .380 small pistol, look at the old, but tried and true Makarov or a variant, uses 9X18 which is in the middle between .380 and 9X19 and they are DEAD reliable. I have fired 500 plus rounds without cleaning my makarov and not one failure of any kind, even with import Russian steel ammo.

Most Makarov's and their variants hover between 200-300 dollars and are great shooters, 9X18 is also pretty cheap, I can get 50 rounds from tons of online dealers for <10 dollars per box.
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#13
For a little more, i'd go with the Ruger LCP. I've seen it at Gander for $299.
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#14
I dont suppose Academy ships? I'd love to pick one of these up.
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#15
The model being sold by Academy is the DB380MS, not to be confused with the DB380. There is a large price and quality difference between the two products. The product information and price comparisons you have listed are for the DB380 not the DB380MS. The DB380MS is exclusive to Academy.

DB380MS
Double Action
Caliber .380 ACP
Barrel length 2.80"
Capacity 6+1
Safety, firing pin block
grip, polymer
sights, fixed, non-adjustable, not painted, not adjustable and painted like the DB380
weight 8.9 oz, not 8.8 oz like the DB380
finish, parkerized (blued), not Melanite (sodium nitrite) like the DB380.

Customers need to know what they are getting. The DB380 retails for around $350.00 and is a different gun than the DB380MS

Quote from sage224 View Post :
Lowest price so far this gun has mixed reviews. For reference Buds sells it for $329.00. Sports Academy has the Diamondback DB380MS semi auto .380 pistol for $229.99 in this weeks ad limit 2 as the title indicates this is B&M only.

Some of the specs are:

Double Action
Caliber 380 ACP
Barrel Length 2.80"
Capacity 6 + 1
Safety Firing Pin Block
Grips Polymer
Sights Adjustable Rear
Weight 8.8 oz

http://www.academy.com/index.php?...02971-1040

A review link for the DB380.

link [gunblast.com]
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