This one will be short one...
Today I was able to fire the magnificent Lorcin .380.
I friend of mine bought one from a rather rustic individual who had fallen on hard times, and needed $50 more than the pistol.
Pistol was disassembled, cleaned, and lubed. Appeared to be in new condition, no easily discernible evidence of being fired could be noticed.
All we had available for ammo was the loading from Dynamic Research Technologies. Yes, that's right, we were firing DRT ammo out of a stinking Lorcin.
I tried the pistol first and found that, surprisingly, it was reasonably accurate with about zero recoil, and it functioned for the complete mag without a malfunction.
Next fellow up had one hangup half way through a mag.
Third guy to try it made it half way through a mag... when the end of the freaking slide broke off... and the trigger parts caught the rest of the slide before it slung back into the shooters eye!
Yeah we got pics...
Close up via Kodak Easy Share...
No way this pistol could have had more than 100 rds ever fired through it before it gave up.
I'm done with anything Lorcin myself. I don't even want to look at one.