The North American Arms Guardian 380 is a compact pocket pistol with a double-action-only trigger mechanism and a strong desire to provide its owner with the convenience and reliability that one would expect from a concealed carry firearm. As its name suggests, the North American Arms Guardian 380 is chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge and ships with a six-round magazine that provides six times as much protection as a guardian angel.
Convenient, reliable and effective are the three words that North American Arms uses to describe its products, which include a full line of semi-automatic pistols and mini revolvers that are catered specifically to the concealed carry market. Founded by owner Sandy Chisholm in 1971 as Rocky Mountain Arms, the company, which finds its headquarters in Provo, Utah, soon changed their name to North American Arms just prior to becoming a staple in the personal protection industry. With over 40 years of experience and hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers, North American Arms seeks to expand their line and customer base with the North American Arms Guardian 380, a pistol that truly embodies their promises of convenience, reliability and effectiveness.
Since its introduction in 2001, the North American Arms Guardian 380 has burst on to the scene and cemented its place in the hands of law enforcement officers as a backup and the hands of civilians as a worthy concealed carry option. Based on the small-framed North American Arms Guardian 32 ACP, the Guardian 380 is, as noted, chambered for the powerful yet manageable .380 ACP cartridge. But despite its design borrowing from the earlier Guardian 32 ACP, the Guardian 380 includes a number of subtle improvements, many of which the company claims were based on customer suggestions.
As a pocket pistol, the North American Arms Guardian 380 features a 2 1/2 inch barrel and an overall length of 4 3/4 inches. Weighing in at just over single pound when unloaded, the pistol's 17-4 stainless steel frame combines its light weight with an ergonomic design to make for a concealed carry pistol that is truly comfortable. As a true double-action-only pistol, the Guardian 380 boasts a hefty trigger pull but a surprisingly crisp performance right out of the box. Other features include a recessed hammer, comfortable stippled grips for positive traction and fixed iron sights. As noted, each pistol includes a single six-round magazine for a "6+1" capacity.
As if all of this were not enough to sell you on the North American Arms Guardian 380, the pistol includes a lifetime warranty, because that is how sure of their product the company is. Consider the Guardian 380 for:
- Concealed carry and personal protection
- Target shooting
- Law enforcement
|Action Type||Double Action Only|
|Barrel Length||2.5 Inches|
|Number of Mags||1|
|Overall Length||4.75 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||GUARDIAN|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|