CW3833N (2.58" Barrel)
Black polymer frame, matte stainless slide with front night sight, rear day sight
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Caliber: .380 ACP
Operation: Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect
Barrel: 2.58", Conventional Rifling, 1 - 16 right-hand twist
Length O/A: 4.96"
Slide Width: .75"
Weight: Pistol 10.2 ounces (w/o magazine)
Grips: Textured polymer
Sights: Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front night sight
Finish: Black polymer frame, matte stainless steel slide
Magazine: 1 - 6 rd, Stainless
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Comparison: P Series vs CW Series
|Caliber||.380 ACP||.380 ACP|
|Operation||Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect||Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect|
|Barrel||2.58", Conventional Rifling, 1 - 16 right-hand twist||2.53", Premium Lothar Walther Match Grade Barrel|
|Weight||Pistol 10.2 ounces (w/o magazine)||Pistol 9.97 ounces (w/o magazine)|
|Grips||Textured polymer||Textured polymer|
|Sights||Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front sight||Drift adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights (tritium night sights, Crimson Trace laser sight optional)|
|Finish||Black polymer frame, matte 416R stainless steel slide||Black polymer frame, matte 416R stainless steel slide|
|Magazine||1 - 6 rd, Stainless||2 - 6 rd, Stainless; 1-7 rd, Stainless, w/grip extension|
|* Specifications subject to change without notice|
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The Kahr .380 I bought is just super for my front jeans pocket concealed carry: light, flat, with a great DAO trigger. I wrapped an aftermarket product called Agrip over the plastic frame, which I recommend. It is a high-tech synthetic 'suede' that assures no slipping around under recoil. This pistol was perfectly easy to handle, reload, and shoot despite my having very large hands. This little gun is well-designed for a strong two-finger grip and that is enough for a .380. Kahr recommends a 200-round break-in period for a new pistol, but my own [much less expensive] version of this was to put on some work gloves and manually cycle the Kahr action a few hundred times while watching tv one night. Then I just left the action locked back on an empty mag over the weekend. It worked; I could feel the difference. At the range I shot 3 ammo brands (both h.p's and solids) out of 6 magazines. In two of the mags I had installed the aftermarket spring/follower from MagGuts for one extra round, turning the Kahr .380 into a 7+1 capacity. They functioned perfectly, too. There was 1 light primer strike (out of 325+ rounds) that went bang after a quick reset. However, that specific ammo is Hornady Critical Defense, and that actually has a reputation for just that problem: light primer strikes on early batches of .380 - so it was absolutely not a negative reflection on the gun. Every other round but that one fed, fired, extracted and ejected perfectly. One minor note for reloading this gun with a closed slide: you should first lock the slide back, then insert mag, and then press the slide release. When I tried to manually rack a round into the chamber or manually release the slide when locked back the top round hung-up on the ramp about half the time. That's a minor 'do it by the book' point, and so I'm calling the littlest Kahr 100% reliable.