CF380 vs CF380 Comp

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by wingman, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. wingman

    wingman Member

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    Does the compensator on the CF380 serve any purpose, or is it just a decoration that increases the barrel length? Are there any other differences between the two models? Thanks!
     
  2. papataylor

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    Compensators are used for decreasing felt recoil and minimizing muzzle flip. I'd imagine that's what is the difference between the two
     

  3. bluharley

    bluharley Member

    Considering it's a .380, and a heavy one at that, that compensator probably does next to nothing.
     
  4. papataylor

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    More than likely.
     
  5. wingman

    wingman Member

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    Thanks for the replies. The reason I asked the question is that I went to buy a CF 380 at my LGS this morning. He did not have any in stock ,and none of his distributors had any in stock. 380 Comps were plentiful. I don't like useless things on firearms, so I think I will wait a week or two and see if the CF380 comes back in stock. Thanks again!
     
  6. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    The compensator is apparently more popular then the regular version though.
    You can always take the compensator off an just shoot it with the slightly longer barrel.
    Or at some point thread it for a silencer.
     
  7. wingman

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    Does Hi Point still make the Comp version? If so, I can't find it on their website.
     
  8. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    MoM re-issued the 380 Compensator last year. Look around, I see them all over the place. I bought a new one last year & bought another one last month by mistake, don't ask!
     
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  9. bluharley

    bluharley Member

    C'mon, how'd you do that?
     
  10. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    I can't check mine right now, but doesn't the comp have some sort of rail you can hang a light or laser from?
     
  11. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Yep sure does
     
  12. patrickn

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    .380 recoil factor: 2.58 ft-lb
    .380comp recoil factor: 2.13 ft-lb
    for additional comparison:
    C9-9mm recoil factor: 4.63 ft-lb
     
  13. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    It looks better, and the extra barrel length "should" add a few fps to the velocity.

    Mine is pretty accurate: This is a full mag at 10 yards, slow fire, unsupported.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dane

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    Yes it is like a dove-tail in size.