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Seecamp Model LWS 380


Type:Pistol
Produced:2000 -
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:
Magazine:6-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:black glass filled nylon
Sights:none
Notes:
Barrel Length:2.06 in.
Overall Length:4.25 in.
Height:3.25 in.
Width:0.91 in.
Weight:11.45 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
L.W. Seecamp Co., Inc.203-877-7926
280 Rock LaneWebsite:
Milford CT 06460www.seecamp.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Website:
MSRP:$795
Used Est.:$725
Last Update: 5/27/2014

Caliber:.380 Automatic
Alias:9mm Browning Short
Muzzle Velocities - from900to1050ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from168to220ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from88to115gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:93928- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:5.29 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:7 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Excellent
Defense Factor:64%

About the Handgun:
Seecamp pistols are spurless hammer double-action only designs. They are hand machined and fitted from stainless steel. Manufacture has always emphasized quality over quantity - this explains why values can exceed the company's retail pricing.
About the Manufacturer:
This company was founded in 1973 as a family business specializing in Ludwig Seecamp's patented double action conversion of the Browning 1911 semi-auto pistol. Nearly 2000 such DA conversions were done from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. In 1981 they introduced their own small caliber pistol, the LWS .25. Around 1985 the LWS .25 was discontinued and the LWS .32 was introduced. 2003 saw the introduction of the LWS .380 pistol, which is identical in size and weight to the LWS .25 or the LWS .32.
About the Cartridge:
Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.
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