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  .380 ACP
As loaded by the major ammunition companies, the.380 ACP delivers an 85-95 grain FMJ bullet at 955-960 fps with 190 ft. lbs.
These Speer velocities were measured in the 3.8" barrel of a Walther PP pistol and used CCI 500 primers and Winchester brass.
Note: A full length article about the.380 ACP can be found on the Handgun Cartridge Page.
www.chuckhawks.com /380ACP.htm   (378 words)

  Bersa Thunder 380 Chapterhouse
The BERSA Thunder 380 is the direct descendant of the BERSA Series 95 pistol, which in turn descends from BERSA's all-steel Model 83 (and its double-stack iterations the 84 and 85), which in turn owns the BERSA 383 as an ancestor.
The Firestorm 380 trigger guard is rounded, unlike the Thunder 380 which has a recurved and reeded "combat trigger guard" (intended as a finger rest).
The Firestorm 380 grip is a wraparound rubber affair, with finger contours at the frontstrap.
www.geocities.com /bersa_thunder/faq.html   (1769 words)

  .380 ACP   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The.380 ACP pistol cartridge is the child of the famous firearms designer John Browning.
It was the favored pistol cartridge for police use in Europe for many years, but has since been replaced by the much more potent 9 mm Luger.
The.380 ACP is also known as: 9 mm Kurz, 9 mm Short The.380 ACP was later developed into the potent.38 Super
www.wapipedia.com /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=9mm_Kurz   (148 words)

 .380 ACP at AllExperts
The.380 ACP cartridge was designed for early blowback pistols which lacked a barrel locking mechanism.
The.380 ACP (also referred to as the "9mm short" Or "9 mm Kurtz, German for short) is compact and light, but short ranged and having marginal stopping power.
Many consider the.380 ACP to be the minimum cartridge suitable for self defense, while others draw the line at.38 Special.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/.380_ACP.htm   (359 words)

 .45 ACP at AllExperts
Based upon his earlier.380 ACP pistol cartridge, the.45 ACP was introduced along with Colt M1911 pistol adopted by the US Army in 1911.
The resulting.45 ACP cartridge is similar in performance to the.45 S&W cartridge, and thus slightly less powerful than the.45 Colt cartridge.
Several manufacturers market pre-loaded.45 ACP rounds in sizes ranging from 117 to 230 grains (8 to 15 g), with the most popular commercial load being the standard military loading of a 230 grain (15 g) FMJ bullet at around 850 ft/s (260 m/s).
en.allexperts.com /e/0/.45_ACP.htm   (798 words)

 380 acp - The Outdoor Wire: PPK - .380 ACP The Rebirth of an Old Favorite
The Bersa Thunder 380 ACP is compact and light.
Beretta Model 86 Cheetah 380 ACP available at Impact Guns at low wholesale prices.
Imported from the Czech Republic, this is.380 ACP, non-corrosive, Boxer-primed and reloadable ammunition.
yourfinders.com /yufd/380-acp.htm   (0 words)

 Bersa’s New Thunder 380 Concealed Carry .380 ACP Auto Pistol
The Thunder 380 CC is equipped with Bersa's key-locking mechanism.
While the Thunder 380 CC is equivalent in "footprint" size, it is noticeably thinner than the revolver and offers greater firepower.
Bersa's Thunder 380 CC is a fine successor to one of our favorite carry pistols, the original Thunder 380, and should prove to be even more popular.
www.gunblast.com /Bersa_380CC.htm   (1600 words)

 Seecamp .380 American Handgunner - Find Articles
Eventually the rest of the ammo companies decided that the.32 ACP might be worth investigating and the next thing you know we had Federal HydraShok, Speer Gold Dot and Hornady XTP all loaded between 0.900" and 0.910" to fit Seecamp's magazine.
On a parallel track, several gun makers were gearing up to offer the.32 ACP in a small, pocket pistol thanks to the increased number of states with "liberal" CCW laws.
Seecamp's biggest challenge in upsizing the.32 is to manage the considerable recoil of the.380 ACP without being forced to increase the weight of the slide.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_146_24/ai_61861510   (863 words)

 380 Acp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the repetition of 380 acp story, they toiled on and see what can be demonstrated scientifically; but 380 acp must.
It surely is. This panic, seemed all but 380 acp sentences usually average from one source and another, for as a deputy by the clerk ask of 380 acp Moultrie, juror No. He was done without many vehement objections and exceptions made and acted upon.
They were not 380 acp by life to it.
www.qkmv.com /51/380-acp.html   (429 words)

 Graf & Sons - 380 ACP   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CCI AMMO 380 ACP 95gr TMJ BLAZER 50/bx 20/cs
FC AMMO 380 ACP 90gr HRN XTP-HP 50/bx 10/cs
FC AMMO 380 ACP 90gr JHP 50/bx 20/cs
www.grafs.com /ammo/25   (153 words)

 GunOwnersAlliance.com - Ask the Rabbi: .380 ACP Stopping Power
While I've spent a lot of time in load development for the.380 ACP, my emphasis was on feeding reliability and accuracy at 7 yards.
The low rating assigned to.380 ACP stopping power in that book was with FMJ fodder, certainly not the cutting edge of technology expanding bullets which are available today.
If its cold enough for a jacket, the carry piece is a Colt Officers Model,.45 ACP.
www.gunownersalliance.com /Rabbi_0010.htm   (398 words)

 Is .380 acp hardball impotent? - Topic Powered by eve community
Yet,.380 acp ballistics show a clear lack of penetration; certainly less than the FBI 12" minimum standard when using the various hollowpoint options.
If; however, a.380 acp cannot penetrate enough then the transfer of kinetic energy via hollowpoint configuration becomes a moot point.
The reason the Army went to the.45 acp was because the.38's they used before did not stop the soldiers they were fighting against even with 4 shots.
sigforum.com /eve/forums/a/tpc/f/410601935/m/275101567?r=664102277   (1733 words)

 About the Beretta 86 Cheetah, .380 ACP semi-auto with a tip up barrel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aside from possible mechanical of the firing pin, this can generally be avoided by the use of factory made ammunition.
The power of the.380 ACP ammuniton is limited and to some extent, controversial.
".380 ACP is ideal for a certain type of shooter -- one who only wants to use this gun for defense, doesn't intend to compete, andwill actually enjoy shooting a mild recoiling weapon with a low level of blast or flash.
www.thearmedcitizen.com /gunpages/beretta86.htm   (734 words)

 Gallery of Guns - Shooting Times - Gun Reviews
At that time, it was offered in.380 ACP and.32 ACP with an alloy frame and blue finish.
Nowadays, it is chambered only for the.380 ACP cartridge and comes in blue with an alloy frame, stainless slide and alloy frame, or full stainless.
The Cor-Bon 90-grain JHP +P.380 ammunition is always a good choice for defensive use, and the P232 averaged 1006 fps with this load.
www.galleryofguns.com /shootingtimes/Articles/DisplayArticles.asp?ID=1296   (1091 words)

 Gallery of Guns - Shooting Times - Shooter's Education
In today’s market, compact and pocket-size guns available for the 9mm and the.380 have essentially the same range of available features and performance capabilities—in fact, identical pocket-size 9mm and.380 pistol versions are increasingly available from the same manufacturer.
The.380 ACP is nothing other than a short 9mm (its German name, in fact, 9mm Kurtz, literally translates as 9mm Short), and like the.22 Short in relation to the.22 Long Rifle, or even the.38 Special in relation to the.357 Magnum, the shorter cartridge has only a portion of the authority of the longer 9mm.
I was confident of the basic “balance of power” my results indicated but also acknowledged that with short-barrel guns sometimes a very slight increase or decrease in absolute length can have a significant effect on bullet velocity, depending on particular powders and their burn rates.
www.galleryofguns.com /shootingtimes/Articles/displayarticles.asp?id=51   (866 words)

 S&W Sigma .380 Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Introduced as the bottom end of the still-in-production Sigma model line, the "baby" Sigma was Smith & Wesson's first and only entry into.380 ACP as a very compact plastic frame weapon.
If you purchase a used Sigma 380, look for damage to the poly fl covering of the slide, especially around the muzzle and the ejection port on the slide.
Such wear/damage should considerably reduce the value of the gun (which can be restored after a trip back to the factory).
www.thearmedcitizen.com /gunpages/sigma380.htm   (470 words)

 Thanks to all reloading 380 acp.
Thanks to all, espcially Hal for sending me brass,and to shooter and George, that got me thinking again, about the dies and where the placement of the crimp should be.
Those shells need to be run through a 380 die...
Re: Those shells need to be run through a 380 die.
www.subguns.com /boards/reloadingarchive.cgi?noframes;read=3433   (312 words)

 Let's Clean House
A 40- to 50-grain bullet driven to the highest possible velocity level from a tiny.25 ACP case doesn't develop 100 foot-pounds of muzzle energy.
There's more to be said for the.32 ACP than there is for the.25 ACP---but not much.
Originally, the load was to be a 200-grain bullet at 1,200 fps, but soon evolved to a 180-grain bullet at 1,200 fps (which actually clocked at more like 1,150 fps).
www.gunsandammomag.com /ammunition/lets_clean_house   (1796 words)

 The Gun Zone -- LWS380   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This release will not only leave a number of other gun manufacturers scrambling to come up with a sub-compact.380 ACP of their own, but in all likelihood will serve as the death knell for the briefly resurgent.32 ACP chambering.
The.32 ACP has been around since 1903, and while interest in it waned many decades ago, when Larry and his father Ludwig (Louis) Wilhelm Seecamp, who had in 1971 retired as the gun designer for O.F. Mossberg, followed the 1981 debut of their LWS252 with the 1985 "upgrade," the LWS32.
Identical to the LWS32 in all respects save that of bore diameter, the LWS380 effectively brings the pocket pistol into the realm of genuine "combat handgun," as conventional wisdom has always stated that the.380 ACP (9 X 17mm) chambering is the minimum acceptable caliber in a gun intended for personal defense.
www.thegunzone.com /lws380.html   (3222 words)

 380 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) (9mm Browning Short) (9mm Kurz) (9mm Corto)
Introduced by the Belgium firm FN in 1912, the 9mm Browning short is one of several pistol cartridge designed by John Browning.
Various European police departments have adopted the.380 and it has even gained status as a military cartridge in countries such as Sweeden, Italy, and Czechoslovakia.
In the United States, the.380 ACP is classified as a cartridge best suited for self defense.
www.reloadbench.com /cartridges/p380acp.html   (0 words)

 Hungarian Pistols
Most of them were chambered for.32 ACP; the.380 ACP version is quite rare.
It also operated on long recoil, but in such a small weapon, this meant that it was necessary to have two separate recoil springs, both of which were housed in a separate tunnel above the barrel.
Some sources list the caliber of this pistol as.25 ACP; others say there was no such version, the Baby being chambered only in the same calibers as its larger cousin,.32 ACP and.380 ACP (with the.380 version being very rare).
www.pmulcahy.com /pistols/hungarian_pistols.htm   (1348 words)

 OutdoorsBest Forums: Government 380 ACP
Due to my body size and clothing choices (which are appropriate for where I work) I find it impossible to conceal any gun much larger than a Star Firestar or S&W Airweight J frame.
A Governement 380 with alloy frame would fill the bill quite nicely for IWB carry on those occasions.
On a plus side for the Colt, it was supposed to be one of the few SA semi-autos safe to carry in Condition 2.
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com /zerothread?id=578225&postid=7014512   (1192 words)

 MidwayUSA - Wolf Ammunition 380 ACP 91 Grain Full Metal Jacket Berdan Primed Steel Case Box of 50
Winchester USA Ammunition 380 ACP 95 Grain Full Metal Jacket Box of 50...
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 Colt Mustang .380
Over the years, Colt has made several forays into the pocket.380 ACP pistol market.
Its first offering was the Model 1908, or Model M, which is still regarded as one of the best concealment pistols.
version of the.45 ACP Government Model, with a similar barrel bushing, magazine catch, extractor, firing pin and stop, a plunger-type firing pin safety, and single-action operation allowing cocked-and-locked carry.
www.nrapublications.org /tar/Mustang.308.asp   (862 words)

 Coltautos.com - Gun of the Month
Presentation Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless.32 ACP with monogrammed mother of pearl grips in factory presentation case.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket.25 ACP - Factory Engraved and Inscribed, nickel plated with mother of pearl grips.
The Coltautos.com logos and all proprietary artwork and photos are the property of the Coltautos.com and may not be reproduced or distributed without expressed written permission.
www.coltautos.com /cagotm.htm   (1204 words)

 OutdoorsBest Forums: .380 Penetration or Expansion?
I've found it to be the case when shooting deer with both too.
If i was to carry a 380 for personal defense, I would used the glaser safety ammo.
It would be most devestating at close range,(which one would want).For according to law enforcement the distance is usually 7 yds in a shoot out.
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com /zerothread?id=280409   (1355 words)

 380 ACP   (Site not responding. Last check: )
El cartucho de la pistola del 380 ACP es el niño de broncear famoso de Juan del diseñador de los armas de fuego.
El 380 ACP es haber extendido compacto y pálido, pero corto y carece parando energía.
El 380 ACP no se debe confundir con el redondo auto semi-bordeada del 38 (38 ACP) que fue desarrollada más adelante en el 38 potente estupendo
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/38/380%20ACP.htm   (166 words)

 Defense Review - KEL-TEC P-3AT .380 ACP Pocket Pistol: .380 Punch in a .32 Auto-Sized Package.
Billed as "the lightest.380 Auto pistol ever made", the P-3AT is virtually the same size and weight as the ubiquitous KEL-TEC P-32 (.32 Auto) pistol that has become the quintessential pocket gun carried by gun cognoscenti in the United States.
Interestingly, from what I understand, the terminal performance of the.32 ACP Winchester Silvertip (for which the Seecamp.32 is specifically tuned/calibrated) is impressively close to a lot of.380 ACP rounds.
With the KEL-TEC P-3AT.380 ACP pistol, plainclothes/undercover LEO's (law enforcement officers) and civilian CCW's who have relied on the KEL-TEC P-32 as their silent partner can now upgrade in caliber to the.380 ACP without their pockets taking a size and weight hit--assuming this new model proves to be as reliable and durable as the P-32.
www.defensereview.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=427   (826 words)

 .380 ACP Ammunition Performance Data
.380 ACP (9 x 17mm) Ammunition Performance Data
.380 ACP 85 grain Winchester Silvertip JHP, 8/29/89:
.380 ACP 90 grain Federal HydraShok JHP, 5/21/91:
www.firearmstactical.com /ammo_data/380acp.htm   (63 words)

 Topglock.com: Glock model chart   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Therefore it is only available to LE, military and dealers with Class III license.
The G25 and G28 are.380 ACP versions of the G19 and G26.
Because of their caliber they do not get enough import points for normal importation and are only available to LE and military.
www.topglock.com /info/models.htm   (99 words)

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