Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I'll admit that I've never been a big fan of so called back ups, pocket pistols, or "gut guns". My thinking was that your back up for pistol only work should be interchangable with the primary. Meaning that they shoot the same bullet and can use the same mag (think Glock 17 & 19), cause you're already shooting pistol only.
Still, there are some who can't even risk carring a sub-combat because of operational limits or dress (summertime at the beach). If you're looking for something like that, or maybe something for a beginner, take a look at the Kahr P380. I recently got to shoot it and handle it for a day and its the most sensible of any pocket guns I've seen. I tried like hell to make off with this thing to no avail.
One big advantage of the Kahr is the ability to not only adjust the sights but also use common after market sights like Tritiums, Ameriglos, or Heines.
The trigger sucks. Very long pull to the rear, almost like a miny version of a 92f on double action, but the mech is so small- what do you expect?
Magazine release button requires a hard press to release.
Sights (see above)
Magazines hold 6 rds, and are small enough to put in a pocket without showing.
Can be shot with both hands.
Can be shot accurately out to 15 yards.
.380 comes in some good forms (Gold dot, XTS, etc.)
Posted by Kyle at 12:53 PM