I just purchased my p380 yesterday after a few weeks of searching out the best concealed weapon for me. I think I have made the correct choice. I can't pick it up till later in the week because my concealed permit is taking forever to be approved. Fortunately we do not seem to have too much of a shortage of 380 ammo here although I don't know how the prices are.
I am in Brevard County. I know of 2 gun stores that have 380 ammo. B&H in Merritt Island (this is where I purchased my p380, and they told me I could purchase as much practice ammo that I wanted but only one box of defense). I spoke to and employee of Action gun in Melbourne and he said they had some 380 but I dont know how much.
Hi, I'm a newbie and live in Jacksonville, FL. I ordered online and paid for a PM3933N at the end of last April. Then I find out that the night-sighted version isn't shipping until Fall. Of course I'm checking at Kahr's site several times a day now -- It's Fall!
I have a K-9 with night sights but it's a bit large and heavy for concealed carry with shorts and T-shirts or polos, especially the drawstring supported shorts. So... I've been carrying a Walther TPH, the stainless Interarms .22 cal. version, for most of the last 12 years that I've been permitted here. I keep Stingers in it, and while they are zipping out at about 1000 fps, that's not fast enough for the bullet to mushroom. I can hit a 4" bullseye at 15 yards at a range with single action, but that's not much stopping power.
I had my heart set on the PM4544N but that would be one more gun that I wouldn't carry most of the time. The Kahr .380 seems perfect for me -- no bigger than the TPH, and it weighs less fully loaded. I prefer the three-dot night sights and now I'm just waiting.
I finally have the requisite practice ammo -- 200 rounds of Aguila 95 grain FMJ's and I have 5 boxes of Hornady Critical Defense for concealed carry. Now I just need the gun! Had I known that I would be waiting this long, I would have ordered the regular model and had it upgraded to night sights by Kahr.
For prices here in Jacksonville, my favorite gun store had the P380 in stock for $620 and last weekend I saw one at the gunshow for $700. I got to look at the Sigarms P238 at that show as well. While I prefer DA/single action autos, I would still pick the Kahr. Julian Moon makes great guns -- simple, compact, and effective.