Kahr P380

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    Kahr P380

    I picked up a Kahr P380 the other day and I absolutely love it. I've carried a .380 for over a decade now and it fills a definate requirement for me.

    The Colt Pony Pocketlite has been the "American Express" gun for me for quite some time. I bought one in the mid 90's, then bought a second one when I found out they stopped making them. A couple of years later I bought one that had been customized by Scott, McDougal and Associates of the old .380.com. I thought that was the best pocket carry gun - period. It has a melt job, XS Big Dot sights, trigger job, the works.

    Why then did I look at the Kahr? Well to start off I've had a PM9 for about a year. It replaces my SMA Pony in my pocket about half the time. When I bought it I compared it to the .380 back and forth for a while and decided to go with the 9. It was the Kahr's trigger that convinced me. I shoot my PM9 better than I shoot my Pony.

    Now that I've picked up the P380 there will be no looking back. It is by far the best .380 out there. I have a Seecamp .32 and I like the Kahr better. I've shot a friends Keltec P3AT and there is no comparison.

    I put a hundred WWB flat nose fmj rounds through it on the first trip to the range and there wasn't a single hiccup. I hit the rails with a little Mil-Tech lubricant and it sailed through the ball ammo. I then took about 30 miss matched .380 rounds and loaded them up. Glasers, Magtech, Hydra Shocks, Corbons you name it I fired it. Again not a single hiccup.

    There have been many times that I have suffered "buyer's remorse" after my first trip to the range with a new gun. Not this time.

    How does it get any better? The Kahr fits my Pony pocket holsters!

    I absolutely love this gun. I may put a set of XS Big Dot sights on it in the future and will probably play around with a Hogue Hand All and maybe I will put a grip extension on one of my magazines but that will be it. This gun is good to go out of the box.

    Stay safe,

    Rick
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    Glad you love yours, and I LOVE mine too! I just put the crimson trace laser grip on mine, and I'm good to go. The laser is hard to see during the day, so the XS sights are a good idea, I'll look in to that next. Good luck! and practice often, this little gun is the most accurate small 380 I've ever seen. LOVE IT
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    I have a Kahr P380 that I just sent in to Kahr for repair. It's a great gun and my favorite .380ACP, but I started to have issues with the slide locking back prematurely. I previously have about 600+ rounds through it with no issues.

    I was debating simply taking a dremel and taking material off the slide lock, but I'll let Kahr have a chance at it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    I have a Kahr P380 that I just sent in to Kahr for repair. It's a great gun and my favorite .380ACP, but I started to have issues with the slide locking back prematurely. I previously have about 600+ rounds through it with no issues.

    I was debating simply taking a dremel and taking material off the slide lock, but I'll let Kahr have a chance at it first.
    I love my Kahr P380 but also bought a Sig P238 today! Now I have what I consider 2 quality pocket .380's. Here's the way I look at it, my Glocks are my SHTF guns and my Kahr and Sig .380's are my Every Day Carry without a doubt carry guns. I've had my Kahr P380 for over a year, with over 1,000 rounds through it, very few problems. Since I just got my SIG P238 today, I will give it my 1,000 round trigger job, then get back to y' all with the results.
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    Let me also add, I love handguns. I have 2 rifles and a shotgun, but handguns will probably what I go to if the SHTF!
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