Monday FGS

| July 24, 2023

Ruger Security .380

Episode 321 with Heather Reeves
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1 in critical condition after Albuquerque shooting

Nick Catlin
Albuquerque police investigated a shooting on Thursday afternoon. The shooting happened at 3:15 p.m. at the Southpoint Village Mobile Home Park.

Police arrived to the scene to find one person injured. That person was taken to a hospital and their condition is critical, according to the Albuquerque Police Department. Police said the male victim is not expected to survive.

APD officers discovered the shooting happened after a road rage incident. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting and said the shooting may have been in self-defense.

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Florida ‘sexual predator’ arrested 1 day after release from 9-year sentence for removing GPS monitor: sheriff
Albert Lee Gardner, 29, was booked without bond

Brie Stimson
A “sexual predator” who allegedly removed his ankle monitor and then overdosed, was taken back into custody just one day after he was released from a more than nine-year prison sentence for lewd and lascivious battery with a victim 12-15 years old, according to the sheriff’s office.

Albert Lee Gardner, 29, was released from his nine and a half-year sentence on July 7 and was arrested on July 8 after authorities found his ankle monitor in a convenience store trash can, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

A probation officer called deputies to the 7-Eleven in Brooksville, Florida, after noticing his GPS tracker had been there for an unusually long time.

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Damn! Mr Gardener was found (and apparently resuscitated) too soon after his OD. Just a little longer wait and let the drugs finish their job. Too bad. Now the taxpayers are on the hook for medical and incarceration.
Should have found him “too late”, and then planted Mr Gardener in a garden. Make his death useful for something.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Awwwww….what a cute little pinkie pocket pistol.
Don’t lose it in with your pocket change.
Looks like an ideal belt buckle, bad breath, belly button gun.


How about this one?

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

The Ma Bell of weapons….Reach out and touch someone. (which “someone” I won’t say)


This is for fighting.
This is for fun.


I gots a “gun” she can put in her “pocket”.

Might be worth noting that two of the correct names for the lowly .380 are .380 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) and 9mm Browning. Yeah, the big guy hisself.


Looks like some of TAH’s followers are a little behind in new firearms development and advancements in ballistics.

Ol’ Poe recently bought Miz Poe the Ruger depicted here after doing extensive research on the topic of .380’s for self defense. There are plenty of ballistics tests out there showing that there are .380 defensive rounds that perform as well as popular 9mm’s. Remember, .380 Colt is just a shorty-nine.

The dissing of the .380 is akin to the argument about the .22 long rifle for self-defense: You hear lots of experts pooh-poohing the defensive capabilities of the world’s most popular self defense round, yet you never hear any of those pundits volunteering to self-test their premise. Of course, bigger tends to be better in firearms, but bigger is never better than nothing at all.

This new Ruger is receiving high marks from frankly surprised online reviewers, especially for a “contemptible” .380. But the real selling point for the Poe’s was the weapon’s incredibly easy “lite” racking. Racking has long been a problem for female, handicapped and senior shooters. Poe can attest, after almost six years of debilitating cancer chemo and radiation, that it can also become a problem for old geezers like him.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Oh, I’m not dissing on the 380 itself. It’s a fine round, as smaller rounds go.
But to my mind;
380 = smaller case = less powder = shorter distance
BBBBBB gun above = shorter barrel = shorter range AND less accuracy beyond a certain range.
Hence the “up close and personal” sobriquets.
But you’re right, nothing wrong with a 380 round.


By the way, you should check out this piece. It’s not your typical makeup bag .380. It’s a nice handful for most female shooters with its double-stack, fifteen round mag option, and felt recoil is damned near nonexistent.


The gun you have beats the ideal gun at home, every time.




Technique can help with that racking issue.

(Some folks may not know the below.)

If the “slingshot” method is insufficient, try this instead. Hold the pistol across the body. Place the free hand over the slide, elbow high to clear the muzzle. Squeeze hard. Using the now opposed arms, push hard with both. Generally works better for hard-sprung guns.

Depending on location/range, turn 45 to 90 degrees to the side to keep the muzzle towards the boom catcher.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

I’ve used that method a couple of times on hard slides and since I bought the Springfield
XDe 9MM, the slide slides with very little effort and slicker than nose snot.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Talk about racking, I bought my first Florida gun when I moved down here which is a ROHRBAUGH
R9 9MM, 6RD Mag. The gun is one inch shorter than the above .380 Ruger but to rack the slide, it takes at least 2 men and a boy. Their is no slide lock to lock it when the gun is empty and the mag release is on the grip bottom like my Colt pocket .25Cal. To field strip it, you need the 2 men and a boy to pull the slide back a little and then slide out the barrel pin and slide the slide to the front. very strong fingers are needed to pull out the recoil spring assembly and Putting it back together, the owner of the company advises to use a pair of channel locks to capture/compress the spring and fit it in. I bought a good pair of channel locks and filed out a half round notch on one plier side to fit on the round rod above tthe spring coil to get it in. Used it at the range once, cleaned it and it hasn’t been shot since but I still carry it along with my springfield XDe .9MM. The family crest is on the grips and if I still had my U-Boot book on conning tower painted designs, I would have looked for his family crest if the man served on those Boats.


Agreed, racking matters. You can get someone else to set it up but you still need to be able cycle a magazine for as much as routine maintenance.


Ever want to see clever, family friendly, yet epic PITA karmic payback on the idiots who block traffic as “protest”?


You are welcome.


Here’s a bunch of video support for this new Ruger .380 on YouTube:

Ruger Security 380: Easiest Compact Handgun To Shoot Well? – YouTube

If any of you are having age/health-related problems with your firearms, this should be interesting to you. Lots of .380 skeptics are coming around.