OK...getting ready to do my first wholesale gun purchase of two units, where I'm going to build two Chimaera holsters for them, and offer them up for sale on my site as a package deal. :-)So, here are the guns in question (all pictures from the respective manufacturers' websites):
Was thinking of doing it with what seems to be a popular little gun, the Diamondback 380. So, the question to you is...is that a good choice, or is there another compatible pocket gun out there that is better loved by gunnies?
It was a tossup betwixt the DB380, Taurus TCP 380, S&W Bodyguard, and Sig P238.
At wholesale, the DB and TCP are the lowest cost, the Sig is highest, and the BG is between the two.
My gut, and my e-mails asking for holsters, tell me that the DB is quite popular.
Taurus TCP 380:
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380:
SIG SAUER P238:
And, just for good measure, I tossed in the Ruger LCP:
Now, I'll admit to a bit of bias here. The Bodyguard 380 and the P238 are the only guns out of the five listed that are MA approved. I have some experience with the LCP through a friend (as well as having the prototype, the P3AT). I've only seen the Diamondback 380 and the Taurus TCP at the NRA conventions and SHOT Show, and I've only had experience with carrying the Bodyguard 380.
With that said, they're all roughly the same size, weight, and capacity. It comes down to which are the best sellers. I'm not as familiar with the Taurus and Diamondback, but I do know that they're not being made in anywhere near the numbers as the LCP, Bodyguard 380, or even the SIG P238. The LCP has been flying off shelves all over the country; the Bodyguard 380 is one of the best values out there; and the P238 has the retro Colt Mustang appeal in spades.
Personally, I'd say offer the Bodyguard 380 and the LCP as a combo package. I have a hunch that those are the two best sellers of the bunch, and the ones that folks would be most tempted to grab a quality leather holster to carry them with. The Diamondback 380 is an intriguing firearm, but I don't think it has the sales of the Ruger, S&W, or even the P238; the Taurus, well, I don't know if the folks choosing a Taurus would opt for a leather holster over a $20 nylon rig. (okay, got the obligatory gun snobbery out of the way there...).
So, which gun(s) do you think Dennis should offer as a combination deal?
That is all.