The Browning BDA for carry, a great shooting and looking gun.
The Glock 34 is the best box stock pistol that will out shoot most anything out there except for the multi hundred dollar modified guns.
With judicious shopping you could have both for $1000 to $1300. You would never need anything else.
Action Safe Action System
Length (slide) 8.15 in. 207 mm
Height 2) 5.43 in. 138 mm
Width 1.18 in. 30 mm
Length between sights 3) 7.56 in. 192 mm
Barrel length 5.32 in. 135 mm
Barrel rifling right, hexagonal
Length of twist 9.84 in. 250 mm
Magazine capacity 17 / 19 (31)
Empty without magazine 22.92 oz. 650 g
Empty magazine 2.75 oz. 78 g
Full magazine 5) 9.87 oz. 280 g
Trigger pull (std) ~4.5 lbs ~2 kg
Trigger travel for discharge 6) 0.5 in.12,5 mm
Number of safeties 3
Type: Double Action
Chamber: 9x17mm (.380ACP) or 7.65x17mm (.32ACP)
Weight unloaded: 640 g
Length: 173 mm
Capacity: 12 (9mm) or 13 (7.65mm) rounds
The Browning BDA 380 pistol was introduced in 1980 or so as a compact and lightweight pistol for police and civilian use. The gun was manufactured in Italy under contract from FN Herstal (Belgium) and marketed as FN model 140DA (in Europe) or Browning BDA 380 (in USA). Some sources said that BDA 380 is a copy of Beretta 84, but close inspection shows some differences (i.e. Beretta 84 has frame mounted safety while BDA 380 has slide mounted safety). The manufacture of the BDA 380 was ceased circa 1997. It was adopted by Belgian police.
The BDA 380 is a blowback operated, double action semi automatic pistol. It has aluminium alloy frame and steel slide. Ambidextrous slide mounted safety switch disconnects the trigger from the hammer when engaged. The pistol featured low profile fixed sightst and was available in either polished steel or blued finish, with wooden grip panels.
The gun deserved good reputation as reliable and comfortable to fire.