The CW380 is a striker-fired, double-action only semi-automatic pistol. It is a very capable firearm. While it’s only slightly larger than a standard-size deck of playing cards, it is quite capable for self-defense.
Its size and dimensions of 3.9” tall, 4.96” long, and only 0.75” wide- make this gun perfect as a pocket pistol, you can carry IWB if you prefer, but that could make the draw slightly difficult.
It is almost identical to the CT380, just slightly smaller.
There’s something to be said about a firearm this small. First off, they are very hard to shoot accurately from further than a couple of yards. Secondly, good luck getting much practice in with one: your hands will take a beating at the range! Third, you won’t be able to get a full firing grip like you can on a bigger weapon.
Now that the negatives are out of the way, let’s look at why this size of pistol should have a place in your safe.
Small Guns Have Their Place
First, you’ll NEVER have an excuse to leave your home unarmed. The kahr CW380 is small enough to conceal in outfit you own. Even a swimsuit. If you absolutely can’t have your weapon spotted, you can carry the CW380 inside your waistband, in your front pocket, ankle, back pocket, anywhere! It’s easy to carry this little shooter in your pajamas too. The draw string is plenty supportive enough to carry the CW380.
Secondly, it makes a great backup gun. Most people don’t want to carry two full size guns on them. That get’s heavy early on in your day. Having two guns might save your life if your primary weapon fails. Or consider your right hand gets injured and you have a backup on your left side. Having a gun like this makes it easy to have a backup weapon at all times because Kahr CW380 concealed carry holsters take up very little space on your belt.
Great Fit & Finish
The CW380 is an elegant weapon to look at.
The pistol has a black frame with 4140 steel inserts molded into the frame for extra structural support. It has a machined, solid 416 matte stainless steel slide and a polymer grip with the stippling that we have come to know and love from Kahr.
It feels comfortable enough in the hand considering your pinky dangles freely.
At the Range
The trigger on the CW380 is what we have come to expect from the Kahr name.
The white-dot sights, tremendous accuracy, and minimal felt recoil make this gun just about perfect for pocket carry.
The grip holds firmly and the slide is not as hard to rack as its cousin’s.
Kahr advertises the CW380 as a back-up gun, the predominantly pocket- friendly pistol’s quality, portability, reliability, accuracy and price tag make it suitable for buyers looking for a handgun to carry when they can’t carry a larger firearm. Kahr CW380 Kydex holsters will conceal the gun well if it’s built for concealment (like Clinger Holsters are).
Caliber: 380ACP Capacity: 6+1 Weight: 10 oz Barrel Length:2.58”
Comfort Cling Holsters - 1-2 days
Kydex Holsters - 4 - 6 days