I agree with this post. I have a LCP and have shot about 300 rounds through it...and I like it and would have no problem recommending it to anyone, but if they asked about a Kahr P380 also, I would steer them in that direciton if cost were not an issue. I have a PM9 and I love it...pocket carried it this morning and although a bit heavy (compared to the tiny LCP) it is not a real issue...and the big plus...AMMO. $8.97 for range ammo at Wal-Mart....380 is 2X that if you are lucky to find it.....wont take long to hit the break even cost point when you take ammo into consideration. I have dry fired a P380 and the trigger was perfect ...way better than the LCP.I just recently went through the same thought process. I wound up with the Kahr PM9. So far it has been reliable with NO malfunctions of any kind. It is also much more accurate than I expected from a gun this size.
I traded my J Frame and some money for it. I always thought the J Frame showed up in the pocket too much. Also after 25 practice rounds with the J Frame I was ready to quit. I have shot 150 with the PM9 with no issues.
I do think that the LCP is more concealable but the option of cheaper, easier to find, and better selection of 9mm tips the scale. While the Sig and Kahr .380s may be smaller they are almost the same weight.
Personal opinion, get the Kahr 9mm and forget the other two.
This discussion is about .380's and the choice between two in the category. If the OP's question were about "what to get," generically, all guns that match the criteria would be fair game. If the OP's question were about which of two specific guns that met certain criteria of size/concealability were preferable to folks, then other platforms that are outside those parameters wouldn't be on the table. As in this case.A wise opinion also.
Get a Kahr MK9 or PM9.
The 9mm has proven superior stopping ability, not to mention that .380 ammo is getting very difficult to find, and costs almost twice as much as 9mm ammo.
IMO ...Is the Kahr P380 really worth the extra money over the LCP?
I Agree with Barkin.......just bought a new LCP for $249.00. It feels great, the workmanship is right on, and for what it is intended fro, will fit the job nicely.:comeandgetsome:I have know idea which is best.
Here's what I will say about MY LCP.
I just shot it again with J man and another friend this week. Sent another 50 rounds through it.
It was flawless, never sneezed or hiccuped and still very accurate. I emptied a couple magazines, rapid fire, one handed, weak side and it was within 6 inch or so group at about 4-5 yards.
J man agrees with me in that we both think it is more accurate in rapid fire mode as opposed to solid two hand slow aimed fire. We were both able to hit a small 12 oz styrofoam cup and make it dance around on the ground hitting it every time with rapid fire the very first time on the day I bought the gun several months ago.
To date, I've put about 300 - 350 rounds since I bought it. 100% reliable with everything put through it! Honady critical defense, Double Tap ammo loaded with Speer gold dot bullets, and various FMJ.
I have absolutely no regrets buying it and will not get rid of it in the future. Regardless of what else I may get down the road... The Ruger LCP is a Keeper!