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Smith & Wesson
Model: SW380
Smith & Wesson Pistol SW380 .380 Auto Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1-in
Length:6-in Height:4-in
Barrel:3-in Weight:14-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor96232
  • Recoil Factor4.51 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor58%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1996 - 2000
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:striker single-action (SA)
Grip:integrated polymer
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Gun Value
MSRP:$358.00Used Est:$245.00
Last Update:11/23/2018
About the Gun

The Sigma series is Smith & Wesson's first endeavor into polymer framed pistols. This striker fired model, designed for simplicity and economy, was strikingly similar to the Glock. So much so, that law suits and cash settlements ensued between the companies, ultimately allowing Smith & Wesson to continue producing the Sigma series.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
MV: From 900 to 1050 ft/sec
ME: From 168 to 220 ft-lb
WT: From 88 to 115 grains
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.

User Rating
1 User Ratings
1 User Comments
User Comments

1 of 5 Stars
SW 380 - Not good
By leejinks on 09 Feb 2018
I really hate to give negative reviews, but the copy of the SW 380 that I experienced is worthless. Compared to other guns I own or have shot, the SW380's finish leaves a lot to be desired. It is small and light, but that's where the positives end. The most frustrating thing about it for me was that it jammed just about every other shot. I'm not sure I ever got through an entire magazine without a malfunction. My other .380's have been flawless (nearly) with the same ammo. I'm really hoping someone can provide a more positive review for this gun.