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MPA380 Protector 2

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by frank_drebin, Jan 16, 2013.


  1. frank_drebin

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    I picked this up this week on a whim. It reminded me of Will Smith's Cricket gun in MIB.

    Today I had the opportunity to shoot it a little. it was dark and rainy but i atill had to try her out. I stepped out in the yard and emptied 2 mags in the rain. I have a steel target about 20' out and I aimed at the slight glimmer coming off of it in the dark rain.

    I fired 12 shots and heard 10 reports from the plate. Not scientific and I have no idea where they landed but I hit the 8" plate, in pitch black dark in the rain so I'm happy about that.

    The first thing I notices was that the recoil was half that of my LCP. I fired a few shots through it to be sure and it was quite noticeable. I guess the ported barrel makes a difference.

    The second thing was how the overall shape of the gun fit the contours of my hand perfectly. It was. Without a doubt the most comfortable micro-380 I have ever shot.

    She's a loud little ***** for sure but she ate the mixed random ammo I put in the mags without a hiccup.

    I like it..... A lot.


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  2. glockfanbob

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    Not a fan of the 380 round but that's a nice looking pistol.
     

  3. frank_drebin

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    Same here. However, as a backup I'm thrilled with the possibilities.
     
  4. wk9k

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    I am wanting to get a kahr 380...but I was eyeing that protector II. And its supposed to be all machined and no MIM parts which is very nice. Hows the trigger pull compared to other DAO pistols?
     
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  5. frank_drebin

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    The trigger pull is much better than my LCP and has second strike capabilities.

    All other differences aside, I can't stress enough how little felt recoil there is with the ported barrel. The only 380 that comes close is an MDE.
     
  6. GSSF17

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    Still loving mine. I keep 2 mags loaded and shoot them dry every 4-6 months. Had it a little over year now, and like it a lot. As you said, Frank- MUCH better than the Ruger LCP, and in my opinion, much better than the Kel Tec P3AT as well.

    I find the recoil is softer as well, perhaps because the pistol is not 68% plastic.....:embarassed:

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1393864
     
  7. mace85

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    I am using tapatalk right now so I can't post a link. But I put up a review of mine and I agree with you. It is a great little gun for the money.
     
  8. rgregoryb

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    did you wonder where Autauga Arms machinery ended up? MPA
     
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  9. frank_drebin

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    Not quite.

    MPA did the machining for Autauga back when they were in business. The Autauga was cast steel. However, the new guns are not cast they are machined from a solid piece of bar stock.
     
  10. rgregoryb

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    i sit corrected, I knew the new ones were CNC, did not know the AAs were cast
     
  11. frank_drebin

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    I was reading up on them last week and the designer of the gun said that they went with a machined design to accommodate the 380 round. They are working on a 9mm version now. That would be interesting.
     
  12. GSSF17

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    ...2 of 'em

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    9mm? Darn right! That's good news.
     
  13. mace85

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    Where did you find that? I would be excited to get one!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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