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Hello all, new guy here from Indianapolis.

I traded a LCP for my new P380, paid $599 - $200 trade = $399. The LCP had terrible feeding issues. I have a KelTec P3AT which is much better than the Ruger but still occasionally had issues. I bought the P380 to be a more reliable backup weapon.

I went to the range today and went through 150 rounds.
1 box CCI Blazer
1 box Remington green box
1 box Blazer Brass

No feeding or extraction issues. Gun shot excellent. I had about 3 light primer strikes on the CCI blazer but after rechambering they fired fine. I am going to assume this is part of the break in period.

I gave it an ultrasonic bath tonight which hopefully cleared out anything inside the slide that may have been crammed in with the firing pin.

I am very impressed with this pistol. I am new to Kahr firearms but they come highly recommended around here. I am thankful that someone has made a lightweight, small frame and RELIABLE 380. I almost went to a Rohrbough but am thankful I found this Kahr.
 

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ultra sonic is good but you need to blast any crap that is in the striker channel out of there. that is what that little hole in the bottom of ur slide is for. Jsut insert your spray nozzle with your favorite cleaner in there and spray away. fluids and crud willcome out both ends of the striker channel. Ultra sonic will not clean that area as good as this method.Do not oil the striker channel, keep it clean and dry..



Had no doubts your P380 would perform as u described. More rounds down range to will make that P380 just even smoother.

Nice report. I'm over here just north of Terrible haute... in a little Mafia run town of Clinton.. Only one way in and no way out.. ;D
 

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I have fired about 1400 rounds and have only had 3 failures to fire.

It was Fiocchi FMJ on all 3 rounds. I think they have nickel primers.
Maybe your CCI Blazers have nickel primers too?

Hey Jocko, is CLP ok to use on the striker channel? If not,can you please recommend some specific brands that you have had success with?

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Re: I have fired about 1400 rounds and have only had 3 failures to fire.

Joistman said:
It was Fiocchi FMJ on all 3 rounds. I think they have nickel primers.
Maybe your CCI Blazers have nickel primers too?

Hey Jocko, is CLP ok to use on the striker channel? If not,can you please recommend some specific brands that you have had success with?

Thanks
IMO, u should put nothing in that striker channel. They need no lube there and will do two things. One cause alot of gunk build up which could produce light strikes and most important IMO, any lube in the striker channel can and will run directly into the back of the primer and even down into the magazine.. Everything in that channel is stainless. if you clean through that little clean out hole often,you are doing all that is necessary IMO.

Glocks for instance have a polymer bushing inside the striker channel, therefore requiring no lubricant.. any lubricant in that channel and normally the gun is always being pointed downward, now just where is that lubricant goingto flow out of. THE BREECH HOLE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE PRIMER. Then it is one of those things that you will always or should worry about. Is that round going to go "bang".

Many LEO'S run their guns totally dry for the reasons above. the P380 will shoot dry, trust me on that. I have done it on every gun I own and they will run dry once broken in. Maybe not 200 rounds (actually never tried to go that far with my tests ether) but for sure they will run a half dozen magazines with no issues and for defense purposes that is probably 4 more magazines than u will ever need, maybe even 5. I carry only the magazine in the gun and no spare, so 6 shots is all I am worried about.

I learned that the hard way just yesterday and I posted it on this forum, about carrying defense rounds to long in your weapon and then expecting them to go bang perfectly. I don't hardly oil my guns but I do grease them and enough oil seeped out in those few months of those rounds sitting in the gun to cause the first 5 rounds to do nothing. Lesson learned out on the range and not in a critical situation..
 
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