Here’s a side by side look at 4 (3 with pictures) of the hottest .380ACP pistols available on the market today – the Sig Sauer P238, Ruger LCP, S&W Bodyguard 380, and Kahr P380.
Comparison of Manufacturer Specifications:
|Sig P238||S&W BG380||Ruger LCP||Kahr P380 (not pictured)|
|Weight||15.2oz (w/mag)||11.85oz||9.4oz||9.97oz (w/o mag)|
|Barrel Length||2.7″||2.75″||2.75″||2.5″ (match grade)|
|Sights||Siglite Night||Drift Adjustable Black||Fixed||White bar (Tritium Optional)|
|MSRP (standard config)||$643.00||$575.00||$364.00||$649.00|
Additional Items to Consider:
- The Sig P238 had quite a few issues initially and the customer service support on them was less than stellar. These are great little guns if can you get one without issues.
- The Ruger LCP sight’s leave a lot to be desired – as with all of these guns, we advise using a laser (such a the Crimson Trace LG) to assist in defensive aiming.
- The Ruger LCP requires a screwdriver to pry out the slide takedown pin in order to field strip it.
- The slide on the Ruger LCP does not lock open after the last round is fired.
- The S&W Bodyguard laser activation button isn’t always easily turned on/off while pointing the gun.
- The triggers on the Ruger LCP and S&W BG380 aren’t for everyone, be sure to try one out before purchasing.
- Most of these little guns have a recommended minimum 200 rnd break-in period.