Purchased a P380 10/16/10
First post. Bought a P380 today and ran 100 rounds of Winchester white box thought it with 5 stove pipes and 4 fail to feeds. The slide locked back with only the first 2 mags. With all subsequent mags, the slide would not lock back (thumb position?). I will run another 100-200 rounds through it (as Kahr says) before I let myself be disappointed. I cleaned and lubed the gun before any shooting. My wife's CW9 has been flawless right out of the box. Any comments would be much appreciated.
Hello, first posting.
I purchased a P380 several weeks ago after reviewing all the info I could find concerning it's competitors and selected the Kahr because of positive reviews plus feel and sights. I, like many others, had some initial FTF and one slide lock back during the first 100-150 rounds. I used several types of amo but the one that gave me the most problem was PRVI. I've shot around 300 rounds so far and am happy to report excellent function since 150. During my last shooting session with the Kahr I was able to hold 3'" groups at 10yds with deliberate two handed fire. I'm very happy with the accuracy, smooth trigger and recoil management with this little weapon.
I noticed the fired brass had moderate scratches initially which I thought might be part of the FTF problems so I used poreclain stones to smooth the inner lips of the magazines. That cured the brass scratching. I also wanted to improve the grip feel and since I couldn't find a commercial wrap I used a section of bicycle inner tube from a 1.95" tube. After roughing the tube with 250 grit sandpaper (not on the pistol) I got a very pro looking grip wrap. I also decided to get the Trijicon nite sites from Kahr. Beware. These needed some careful filing of the site dovetails since they were larger than the factory sights by approximately .003". I used a triangular file with a safe side and a good set of calipers to get the job done.
The above plus a Desantis Nemisis holster and I'm a happy camper.
Thank you. I put another 150 rounds through it this afternoon. Early on I had one "stove pipe", nothing after that. After finding additional posts, I changed my grip slightly. I think my "thumbs forward" grip was not allowing to slide to lock back. Thanks for responding and good luck with yours.
I rack all my Kahrs 500 times prior to firing them. It helps with the break in. You notice some plastic shavings coming off the frame. It's cheaper than shooting 500 rounds through it first.