Lightweight and compact in dimensions, the CW380 tips the scales at only 10.2 ounces empty, with a palm-sized overall length of 4.96 inches…and a 0.75-inch slide width.
The CW380’s flat-beveled slide locks back into place after the last round is fired, resulting in faster reloads.
Atop the Kahr CW380’s simplified stainless steel slide is a fixed, white, easy-to-witness bar-dot sight.
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. The .380 ACP (9x17mm) cartridge is more than a century old, developed by John M. Browning at the same time as the Colt Model 1908 Pocket Pistol (a fairly large .380 by today’s standards). Today’s ultra-compact .380s, essentially any semi-auto smaller than a Walther PPK, have only been around for about 25 years, starting with the original Colt Mustang Pocketlite developed in the late 1980s…
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Despite the technology that manufacturers possess to scale down 9mm and .45 ACP semi-autos…
by Megan Amselle / Jun 25, 2013