If anyone needs to know I own a Ruger P89 loaded for bear for my personal choice.
Cool. I own 2 Ruger P-89 pistols. One is the Decocker model and the other is the basic Safety/Decocker model. Great guns.
Regarding the Bryco 380, Not bashing you but passing on my experiance with them. I bought one shortly after getting out of the Army in the early 90s. Small, easily concealable gun and I liked it until the slide rail cracked and the slide came off during recoil hitting my brother-in-law in his forehead while he was practicing with it. I sent it to Bryco and, to their credit, they replaced it quickly with a new pistol. The new pistol had less than 200 rounds through it before it's slide rail cracked and the gun disasembled itself in my hand. Be careful with this pistol and understand it's limits.
For the record, I've shot a few guns in my lifetime andI think I know what I'm talking about.
I'm not trying to be a gun-snob. There have already been a lot of those on this thread. I'm just trying to demonstrate that I have real life experience.
I've done a lot of research on Bryco pistols.I have yet to find one instance of a slide cracking inhalf and hitting anyone. It just doesn't work that way in real life.
Brycos are made of an alloy called Zamak. A slide/frame made of Zamak will develop a small crack for various reasons...mistakes in the casting, operator abuse... The crack will be self-evident and/or the gun will stop going into battery long before you have a "KB"! It's the beauty of Zamak. It will stretch and bend long before it breaks.
forum has 600 members. Thousands of rounds fired. Not one "KB" to report!
If your cousin's, brother's boss's, girlfriend did get hit in the head by a flying slide I would like to see a picture of it. I know if a gun "KB'ed" on me andI lived, the first thingI would do is take some pictures and call a lawyer!
In short don't BS. We don't need that on this forum.
Mr Saturday Night Special