less of a breakin period then i thought,
March 29, 2014
Been a year or so now, ive fired about 450 rounds, I could not understand why so many stove pipe rounds, ahhh ha then it hit me, I own a px4 in 9mm as my primary shooter, it has 40% of the recoil that this p380 has, I tightened my grip held the muzzle down and it worked like a charm, the stove piping stopped and I can now go threw a hundred round stay at the range and no miss feeds caused by a stove pipe or a near missed stove pipe. Again though it is a bit of a pop in such a small automatic.
Small, compact, and finicky,
May 09, 2013
I purchased my P380 about a year ago. The size cant get much better than this since it fits right in a pocket with ease. Now for the bad - It had a looong break in period just like a previous review mentioned (500+ rounds). My weapon is also very finicky with certain brands of ammo. It does NOT like the flat front winchester ammo, it jams like 75% of the time. Since its so finicky I only have been buying Remington and Independence ammo (round front) and still have occasional jamming issues. I have magtech HP that I use for CC, shot 10 of the 20 without much problems. Im concerned with the reliability, maybe its just mine. One day ill send it to Kahr for maintenance.
Mike W from
Coral Springs, Florida
Well Made - Needs extensive breakin,
May 11, 2011
I have the California P380 which is the same except for loaded chamber indicator, mag. disconnect and higher price tag.
These little Kahrs are made like a Swiss watch and they are strong! But all of this makes for a long, (500 rounds and one trip back to Kahr for me)- breakin. It slips into your pocket beautifully, fires all ammo including +p, and is fussy about power levels. Mine prefers the hotter stuff. Also, no whimpy grips allowed or you get stovepipes. If you live in CA this is the ONLY pocket carry 380 - but it is the best! I liked mine so well I ordered an MK9.
Kahr has excellent customer service and if you need a holster there is a great selection on their website and you can order parts on line.