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Old 03-12-2010, 10:49 PM   #11
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I agree that you don't need to have every caliber/diameter knowledge there is, BUT you shouldn't post things as facts that aren't either.

I didn't think I posted anything as fact except for the "plain old .380" line?
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...Sorry . Just realized you said carry gun. I only have the bersa for when I must be very discrete. I carry a Sigma in 40 or a 1911 in 45 when I am able. I am not impressed with the performace of the 38 special cartridge when shot out of a 2 inch barrel.
No sweat. I'm no expert, but it seems as though not much of anything can be very accurate out of a two inch barrel- but I could be wrong.
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No sweat. I'm no expert, but it seems as though not much of anything can be very accurate out of a two inch barrel- but I could be wrong.
I was actually refering to the lack of velocity. A lot of people don't realize that a bullet needs a certain length of barrel to reach certain speeds. A 38 special bullet leaves a six inch barrel much faster that a 2 inch barrel. You may be aware of this...but I am sure there are people reading that don't.
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I have a 2 inch 38 that I can keep in the black at 15 yards. But that doesn't mean it would stop someone from attacking me. The limit to 5 rounds is a draw back too.
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I was actually refering to the lack of velocity. A lot of people don't realize that a bullet needs a certain length of barrel to reach certain speeds. A 38 special bullet leaves a six inch barrel much faster that a 2 inch barrel. You may be aware of this...but I am sure there are people reading that don't.
Actually, I was thinking the length of the barrel, with the rifling, was for flight stability of the projectile. I did not know barrel length affected the velocity- but now I do. Thanks.

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