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Quickdraw Mcgraw
09-21-2011, 11:41 AM
Is the Kahr worth $150-$200 more, why?? I'd love to hear from actual owners of these two guns if possible. Thanks!

RollingCode3
09-21-2011, 12:39 PM
Do a search on the p380 at kahr forum. Too many issues. Stick with the lcp

chrisf
09-21-2011, 1:08 PM
+LCP but you have to remember that nobody else's opinion matters but yours. Try them both out so you can make an informed decision. I may like one firearm while someone else may enjoy another or vice versa. Have fun with your choice.

InGrAM
09-21-2011, 1:51 PM
They are both good guns and the Ruger is cheaper but I would go with the Kahr out of the 2. But here is what I would really get.

Sig Sauer p238:
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5479/sigsauerp238.jpg (http://imageshack.us//my-images/571/sigsauerp238.jpg/)

sirr6
09-21-2011, 2:55 PM
I have the non ca kahr p380. Heard a lot of issues with them but never had any. I also have the lcp which I never had a problem with it but they could do better with the sights. I also just picked up the sig 238 but have not used it yet. The sig seems to have the best fit for me and is all metal. If u need pictures of them next to each other I can take some.

gatesbox
09-21-2011, 2:57 PM
I had an LCP with crimson trace laser grip, miss that pistol.....was a wonderful compact.....heavy trigger pull though, think the kahr seemed to have a better trigger....

hkdad
09-21-2011, 3:01 PM
LCP!

RollingCode3
09-21-2011, 3:02 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/cadetcode3/guns/IMG_0966.jpg

GWbiker
09-21-2011, 7:00 PM
I had both.... My opinion:

Kahr P380 - accurate (Polybore barrel), pricey, striker fired, smooth lighter trigger pull than LCP. No FTF, FTE issues.

LCP - about 1/2 the cost of my black Kahr. Hammer fired, loooong trigger pull, more comfortable for deep pocket carry. Also no FTF, FTE problems.

I sold the LCP and kept the Kahr.

As always - YMMV.

vintagearms
09-21-2011, 7:13 PM
I would not choose a gun less than a 9mm, so my vote would be a Kahr PM9.

brianm767
09-21-2011, 7:55 PM
I owned both, to me the Kahr is a much nicer gun with a better trigger , better sights, but honestly you don't even need sights on a belly gun.

Ruger was thinner and lighter and I was more accurate with the Ruger.

I traded them both off just because good deals came along,

IMOP for the intended purpose of these guns, No the Kahr is not worth the extra money. I can see the justification for the extra money due to the Kahr quality.

Just as if you needed a new car to get to work, is a Lexus worth the extra money over a Toyota? you can see the reasons why the Lexus cost more, but do you really need a Lexus to get to work, when a Toyota will get you there just as well, with money left over.


If money isn't a concern, I'd go with the Kahr, it's just a really neat gun.

But when I go to replace my .380 I'll probably go with another LCP, it will get the job done for a lot less money. and honestly, they seem to be more reliable, many Kahr's are finicky even after the 200 round break in.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/brianm767/IMGP3517.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/brianm767/IMGP3525.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/brianm767/IMGP3527.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/brianm767/kahrruger.jpg
Two on the lefthttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/brianm767/IMGP3533.jpg

Quickdraw Mcgraw
09-22-2011, 5:08 PM
Got A LCP with 18rds downrange, belt clip, 82rds of .380acp and a lil extra pocket lint for $360 how's that??

I'm feelin pretty good considering the Kahr woulda cost me $625. THANK YOU CALGUNS!!

Quickdraw Mcgraw
09-22-2011, 5:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/cadetcode3/guns/IMG_0966.jpg

Ha ha thats great, I carry a Spyderco Tenacious an a Phenix Ld01 so when i get my LCP we'll be rockin pretty similer setups. +1 for good taste!

What holster is that by the way?

RollingCode3
09-22-2011, 5:13 PM
Ha ha thats great, I carry a Spyderco Tenacious an a Phenix Ld01 so when i get my LCP we'll be rockin pretty similer setups. +1 for good taste!

What holster is that by the way?

galco iwb kydex holster

RollingCode3
09-22-2011, 5:16 PM
IWB holster

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/cadetcode3/guns/IMG_1184.jpg


pocket carry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/cadetcode3/guns/rugerlcppocket.jpg

PM720
09-22-2011, 10:27 PM
I love my little LCP!

Scott

carnelianbay
09-22-2011, 11:58 PM
IMHO neither. If cost/size is an issue then go with the PF-9. I went through this exercise in meticulous detail and am very pleased. For what you get it’s a great value (and a 9 at that). Shoots very well with PDX1's.

If you’re considering the p238 be sure to handle it first. The safety is so small and tight that it was impossible for my natural 1911 motor skills to manipulate it during a draw.

Regardless of your final choice I encourage you to rent and try all options on your short list first.

InGrAM
09-23-2011, 12:46 AM
IMHO neither. If cost/size is an issue then go with the PF-9. I went through this exercise in meticulous detail and am very pleased. For what you get it’s a great value (and a 9 at that). Shoots very well with PDX1's.

If you’re considering the p238 be sure to handle it first. The safety is so small and tight that it was impossible for my natural 1911 motor skills to manipulate it during a draw.

Regardless of your final choice I encourage you to rent and try all options on your short list first.

Good gun. My father had some problems with his right out of the box. The trigger bar was over cut. Plus, it is pretty picky with ammo, other than cheap tula and wolf :facepalm:. but it is still a good little gun. You can't beat the size with any other 9mm. VERY concealable.

NSR500
09-23-2011, 12:54 AM
LCP FTW!

Having experienced both I can confidently say that the LCP is of better build quality and function.

den888
09-23-2011, 6:26 AM
LCP!

Evil Quint
09-23-2011, 10:10 AM
I am an the same boat looking for a 380 compact. I just need a reliable small compact. I can pay a little extra for good ammo since for my needs its not going to be a range gun or have 1000s of round through it. It sounds like the LCP is as reliable or better. I was looking at LCP and also the bersa thunder. Any thoughts on the bersa ?

Swift Justice
09-23-2011, 10:48 AM
LCP. Absolutely disappears in just about any pocket. IMHO Kahrs are nice but overpriced for what you get.

Quickdraw Mcgraw
09-23-2011, 11:02 AM
I am an the same boat looking for a 380 compact. I just need a reliable small compact. I can pay a little extra for good ammo since for my needs its not going to be a range gun or have 1000s of round through it. It sounds like the LCP is as reliable or better. I was looking at LCP and also the bersa thunder. Any thoughts on the bersa ?

I had a Bersa an it was great for the first couple hundred rounds, after that it started spitting lead or somthing out the back about once a clip,it was fun an accurate, but WAY heavier than both the guns I was looking at.

Rolling-Thanks for the GREAT pics and info! I still got another week till I pick it up, but I'll probly pick up a holster and some nice cor-bon hollowPoints asap!

Thanks again guys for all the suggestions an info!

brianm767
09-23-2011, 4:35 PM
I am an the same boat looking for a 380 compact. I just need a reliable small compact. I can pay a little extra for good ammo since for my needs its not going to be a range gun or have 1000s of round through it. It sounds like the LCP is as reliable or better. I was looking at LCP and also the bersa thunder. Any thoughts on the bersa ?

Bersa Thunder, nothing wrong with it, but it is the size and weight of a 9MM, in fact it's bigger and heavier than my Kahr 9MM and otehr compact 9MM's out there.

As I said earlier, Kahrs are great but over priced and may be finicky, Ruger LCP, inexpensive, reliable, thinner and lighter than a Kahr, also it has very smooth edges, makes it easy to carry in a pocket.

You really cant go wrong with a LCP (IMOP)

Bikepusher
10-30-2011, 10:43 PM
I just traded my P380 for a new Glock 19, couldnt deal with the jamming issues any longer...nice gun just not reliable.