You folks are in trouble now – I’m going to expose all y’all to some of my thoughts – Consider Yourself Warned! – LMAO!
The Sig has just about everything beat for sheer elegance – yes I said it – elegance – the little darling is a good looker – let’s just get that out of the way right up front. At about 6 1/4 inches long and and 4 1/2 inches tall it’s can fit in a pocket – easy to conceal inside or outside the waist band – and is far better looking “in the flesh” than any picture of it. A lot of people do not like double action / single action pistols – on this you start with a double action pull that averages about 6 lbs – smooth all the way through – after the pistol cycles you now have a single action pull that averages just under 2 lbs – and there is some take up – you have to lift the firing pin block – then a nice crisp break. But you have two different trigger pulls – unless you are willing to take the time to PRACTICE with it – you are going to be inconsistent between your first and second shot – How you say?? – load it – chamber a round – decock it – then start doing the reps – fire two then decock – fire two then decock – fire two then decock – do that 2 or 3 hundred times and you should start to get a feel for it . . .
This first pic should start you thinking about “Why did this go away?”
Just pure sex – and of course I make it look so much better when I carry it – LOL!
That is an Arex Delta Gen 1 virtually hiding under the Sig – Same footprint – Arex / 15 +1 of 9mm vs Sig / 6 + 1 of .380 . . .
The .380 is no slouch – but let’s be honest here – 9mm is a marked improvement ballistically across the board over the .380 – And as this “series” goes on and I compare a few more compact pistols to the Sig, you have to stop and ask yourself “why would I carry this – or any other .380 ??” But there are a number of valid points to be made for .380’s . . .
.380 caliber pistols are generally easier to rack the slide on them (not in the case of the Sig – direct blowback) and easier to carry and manipulate than the larger caliber pistols. Which for older folks with less hand strength is a biggie. The Glock model 42 is a very soft shooter – recoil wise – really good sights out there for it – easy to rack the slide . . .
The .380 pistols do have a place in the grand scheme of things – and IF that is where you go – get out and practice with them . . .
The Arex Delta Gen 1 that was hiding under the Sig – Looks wise – you either love it or hate – very few folks are lukewarm about the looks of it – I mean seriously – did Darth Vader and the F-117 stealth fighter have a love child – or what??
I personally like it – the “faceted” look – the almost square stipples on the back strap -front and sides of the grip give a great purchase on it – the trigger finger index point on the frame just above the front of the trigger guard – the stippling at the top of the grip for your thumb – front and rear slide serrations – minimal slide release & mag release all really work good – and it’s totally ambi – neat as can be – Arex Delta’s are GOOD stuff – Glocks? – except for the oddball conversion calibers – .460/40 Super/9×25 Dillon (to name a few) I have pretty much given up on Glocks for carrying europellets – 9mm for you uninitiated folks – LOL!
The Arex Delta Gen 1 comes in at 21.6 oz empty . . .
The Arex Delta Gen 2 – somehow they managed to shave almost a full ounce off of the weight – changed the stippling – along with a few other changes – I will do a review on the Gen 2 and compare it to the Gen 1 later – the FDE color I could have done without but the price point (it was sold as used) was to good to pass up – Big Plus – it has the slide factory milled for a red dot sight . . .
The Sig comes in at just under 1 1/2 lbs – but thanks to the weight and the fact that it is a .380 makes for a real decent shooter.
I had 3 pistols to shoot that day – so I didn’t spend a lot of time with the Arex Gen 2 – dumped 4 mags (60 rounds) down range to check function – then fired 2 mags – 30 rounds – right at 3 rounds every 2 seconds – think a controlled mag dump @ 7 yards . . .
The bottom part of the target was first – and the “extended” mag is just a little taller base plate – no extra rounds / top part of the target is the flush mag.
I have a frame kit coming for the Gen 2 from Global Ordnance – it did not come with all the different sized back straps – can’t just buy them alone – Oh well – it was a good price @ $51.99 – so now I have a spare FDE frame as well – when I get the parts in I will put the same back strap on it as the Gen 1 has and then I will get to the range and run both of them side by side and let you folks know which one works better for me – remember – Your Actual Mileage May Vary . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!