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I compiled a list of five .380 pistols under 5 inches long for anyone who is looking for the smallest carry options out there in .380 autoloaders. The listed lowest prices are current prices found at By-passing auto sensor is NOT ALLOWED. Stock photos.

I would love to read some reply posts sharing your personal experiences with any of these pistols.

Seecamp LWS 380
Status: In Production
Frame: Stainless Steel
Lowest Price: $499
Operation: DAO
Sights: None
Slide lock: No
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.06/4.25 in
Height: 3.25 in
Width: 0.91 in
Weight Empty: 11.5 oz
Weight loaded: 14.0 oz

Pictured Seecamp .32, but the .380 is same size.

Masterpiece Arms Protector 380
Status: Out of Production (clone of Seecamp 380)
Frame: Stainless Steel
Lowest Price: $335
Operation: DAO
Sights: Fixed, channel in slide
Slide lock: No
Capacity: 5+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.25/4.38 in
Height: 3.25 in
Width: 1 in
Weight Empty: 11.8 oz
Weight loaded:
*Note: They also made the Protector II, which was longer due to a new beavertail, and came with a better trigger bar.

MPA Protector II

Micro Desert Eagle 380
Status: Out of Production (clone of ZVI Kevin)
Frame: Stainless Steel
Lowest Price: $399
Operation: DAO
Sights: Fixed milled into slide
Slide lock: No
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.22/4.52 in
Height: 3.71 in
Width: 0.89 in
Weight Empty: 14 oz
Weight loaded:

Micro Desert Eagle 380

NAA Guardian 380
Status: In Production
Frame: Stainless Steel
Lowest Price: $410
Operation: DAO
Sights: Fixed, milled into slide
Slide lock: No
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.5/4.8 in
Height: 3.7 in
Width: 0.94 in
Weight Empty: 18.7 oz
Weight loaded: 20.4 oz

Kahr P380
Status: In Production
Frame: Polymer
Lowest Price: $313
Operation: DAO
Sights: Drift Adjustable White Bar-Dot Combat Sights
Slide lock: Yes
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.53/4.9 in
Height: 3.9 in
Width: 0.75 in
Weight Empty: 9.97 oz w/o magazine
Weight loaded: 12 oz

Kahr P380

Kahr CW380
Status: In Production
Frame: Polymer
Lowest Price: $269
Operation: DAO
Sights: Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front sight
Slide lock: Yes
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.58/4.96 in
Height: 3.9 in
Width: 0.75 in
Weight Empty: 10.2 oz w/o magazine
Weight loaded:


Kahr CW380
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Yes, once you get above 5 inches there are a number of .380s to choose from. I really wanted to focus on the smallest, and even 5 inches is 0.75 inches larger than the Seecamp. Also, once you pass 5 inches, there are 9mm pistols to choose from: the new Bond Arms Bullpup 9mm (clone of Boberg XR9) is 5.1 inches.
 

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Remington RM380
It looks like it is 5.27 inches in length.

Size isn't everything. Weight to me is more important for a pocket pistol. Anything over 16 ounces loaded is too much.
Sure. Everyone has their preferences for different applications. It is great that we have options. This post is meant to gather info together in one place for those who are wanting to know their options for the smallest .380s, not necessarily the lightest or cheapest.
 

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It's about 5.2 inches at it's longest point, but that's due to a forward slant at the muzzle end of the slide. If it were flat, it would be a fraction under 5". It doesn't actually make the cut, but I paid 99 dollars for it brand new and it surprisingly shoots pretty well. Just watch out for slide bite, which I guess is good advice for any micro pistol, but particularly bad on this one.
Cobra CA380.
 
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I know my list says under 5 inches, but I want to add one more that is exactly 5 inches.

AMT Backup 380
Status: Out of production
Frame: Stainless Steel
Lowest Price: $200
Operation: DAO; SAO pistols were made with a manual safety
Sights: Fixed
Slide lock: ?
Capacity: 5+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.5/5.0 in
Height: 4.1 in
Width: 1.06 in
Weight Empty: 18 oz w/o magazine
Weight loaded:

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I carry what I know works best for me and I've owned a couple of pistols on the list.
I have a KelTec P3AT and two Ruger LCP .380. Both are about 5.20 but you never know I have them in my pocket or the palm of my hand.
 

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I will stick to my 6+ inch 9mm. I have no issues concealing it, when I choose to.
 
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I know my list says under 5 inches, but I want to add one more that is exactly 5 inches.

AMT Backup 380
Status: Out of production
Frame: Stainless Steel
Lowest Price: $200
Operation: DAO; SAO pistols were made with a manual safety
Sights: Fixed
Slide lock: ?
Capacity: 5+1
Barrel/Overall Length: 2.5/5.0 in
Height: 4.1 in
Width: 1.06 in
Weight Empty: 18 oz w/o magazine
Weight loaded:

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Had a SAO example around 84. Liked it but it wasn't reliable, kept having extractor issues. Recoil wasn't a problem, heavy little bugger. Accuracy was MOBG at 10 yards.
 
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