In the upcoming September 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, author Dennis Adler explains, “Despite the technology that manufacturers possess to scale down 9mm and .45 ACP semi-autos for pocket-pistol carry, the .380 ACP is still king of the little guns when it comes to CCW use.” So Kahr has added the affordable CW380 to its lineup this year.

Based on the P380, the double-action-only CW380 incorporates all of the award-winning features developed for Kahr’s PM and CW series pistols, including a lightweight black polymer frame with 4140 steel inserts molded in front and back for added strength and rigidity. The pistol also has a 416 matte stainless steel slide and Kahr’s patented “Safe Cam” action (one of seven Kahr patents). For targeting, the pistol has a drift-adjustable rear sight and a fixed front sight in a white, bar-dot configuration. Adler explains, this is a “simple and straightforward pistol … What you see is what you get.”

So how versatile is the 2.58-inch-barreled pocket CW380? To find out how well it works for concealed carry, check out the September 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally June 25, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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