Originally Posted by nitestalker
The .380 ACP was invented in 1908 by John Browning. The .380 has served as a military round and issued by police Depts. all over the world.
The .380 ACP is more popular than ever before. Where is there any evidence that people who choose to carry the .380 have been out gunned by the bad guys?
I agree 100%. I have heard plenty of JM Browning, 1911, 45 cal loving folk sing of the legend of JMB but totally bash the .380 acp, which he invented as a scaled version of the .45 acp.
The small round has its place... In a small gun. If you need a small gun a .380 is a good, efficient choice. In a small barrel, propellant has limited amount of space to burn. That's why large caliber compacts have a fireball shoot out the barrel. Propellant is burning uselessly outside the barrel. Therefore, a .45 ball is not hitting its target as hard out of a 2.5 inch barrel as a bullet out of a 4 inch barrel.