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    I had to open my big mouth. Now out of the blue my newer P380 has stopped locking back when empty. Kahr responded quickly with the RMA and a FedEx label, so back she goes. I also have a CW380 so I don't have to change carry habits while I'm waiting. Redundancy reduces frustration.

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    They did that for me once. I bought that P380 used, no idea how old it was but I owned about 5 years before it started to fail and turned out to be the frame. I guess it was just fatigue. Anyway even though it was way out of any type of warranty they charged me nothing. I also had to go through, and pay an FFL since thats the part with the serial number. Ran great after that til it was stolen. I have a newer one now due to the crazy sale a few years ago.
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    Thanks to all who contributed. Not as easy to do private transfers in California as compared to some places, but I met with a buyer today and had a smooth transaction. Really appreciate everyone's help, the P380 was unfortunately not for me this time around. Glock 42 will do for now until (hopefully) the California handgun roster is overturned and I can get perhaps an LCP or other alternative. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBurn View Post
    I had to open my big mouth. Now out of the blue my newer P380 has stopped locking back when empty. Kahr responded quickly with the RMA and a FedEx label, so back she goes. I also have a CW380 so I don't have to change carry habits while I'm waiting. Redundancy reduces frustration.
    How many rounds have you shot through the gun? Have you ever changed out the recoil spring? Positive you did not ride the slide on the last round, or limp wrist? Just asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Rat View Post
    How many rounds have you shot through the gun? Have you ever changed out the recoil spring? Positive you did not ride the slide on the last round, or limp wrist? Just asking.
    I donít keep good track of rounds but probably right around a thousand. Thatís a good point about the recoil springs now that I think about it. Might be a little early to change them, but worth trying.

    As for the grip issues, I admit they can happen, especially since Covid and the 380 shortage have slowed regular range trips until recently. But Iím not having a problem with my CW380 so Iím reasonably sure thatís not it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBurn View Post
    I donít keep good track of rounds but probably right around a thousand. Thatís a good point about the recoil springs now that I think about it. Might be a little early to change them, but worth trying.

    As for the grip issues, I admit they can happen, especially since Covid and the 380 shortage have slowed regular range trips until recently. But Iím not having a problem with my CW380 so Iím reasonably sure thatís not it.
    Thanks for the reply. I have been shooting the pocket for years. LCP's, Kahr, Pico's etc. The one thing I have learned is to change out the Recoil spring much more often than regular size guns. And very seldom go past 6-700 rds. The gun not cycling is a big sign that they need to be replaced expecially on the last round. I know this sounds like too early to change, but I swear by it. The gun last longer as well. As soon as I purchase a 380 or small 9, I buy extra recoil springs. When I use to own LCP's (I owed Many) I would change them out at 500 rds. Even then I had many that had to be replaced because of he cheap build quality. Cracks etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Rat View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I have been shooting the pocket for years. LCP's, Kahr, Pico's etc. The one thing I have learned is to change out the Recoil spring much more often than regular size guns. And very seldom go past 6-700 rds. The gun not cycling is a big sign that they need to be replaced expecially on the last round. I know this sounds like too early to change, but I swear by it. The gun last longer as well. As soon as I purchase a 380 or small 9, I buy extra recoil springs. When I use to own LCP's (I owed Many) I would change them out at 500 rds. Even then I had many that had to be replaced because of he cheap build quality. Cracks etc.
    I'm sure you're right. Subconsciously maybe I was overlooking that possibility because it's such a pain to install those springs when brand new. I just tried to order a set but at both Kahr and Midway the inner springs are available but the outer springs are out of stock. Strange. I'll try again in a week or so.
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    Might try Wolff as they probably made the springs and perhaps order the whole assembly, don't have to fight installation.
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    You could try Galloway or MGW. I don't think you can get them from Wolff direct.

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    How about trying the CW springs in the P?

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