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Old 11-26-2011, 08:02 AM   #11
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Ok then thank you for all the info



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Old 11-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #12
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A 380 is just a shortened 9mm round. If you have any experience with 9mm you will find the 380 to have far less kick than even what little the 9mm produces. 380 is also called a 9mm short.



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Hi SingleLiberty24,

Welcome to FTF.

The 380 is going to probably give you more muzzle flip/blast than

actual recoil, due to the gun size and barrel length.

It shouldn't be anything you can't handle, with a firm grip.

Be sure to keep your thumb down, and the crook

of your hand between the forefinger and thumb below the

beavertail, to avoid a nasty cut from the slide.

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Thank you for the advise I'll try it

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Good! Now go do your homework!
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A 380 is just a shortened 9mm round.
If I recall correctly, the 9MM Luger (9MM Parabellum) is actually a lengthened version of the 9MM Browning (9MM Short, 9MM Kurz, 9MM Corto, 9MM Scurt, .380 ACP), no?
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I have no clue what it is
One word of advice: If the gun in question is a Walther PPK or PPK/S, be very careful how you grip it. If you get your strong hand a tad too high, you'll wind up with a nice little slice on your hand between your thumb and trigger finger. (I have a scar to prove it! )
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If I recall correctly, the 9MM Luger (9MM Parabellum) is actually a lengthened version of the 9MM Browning (9MM Short, 9MM Kurz, 9MM Corto, 9MM Scurt, .380 ACP), no?
The .380 is 9x17mm versus the 9mm Luger at 9x19mm. So in comparison the .380 is shorter than the 9mm Luger in both bullet and cartridge. The Luger came out in 1902 and the .380 in 1908. So specificity speaking the .380 is a shortened version of the 9mm Luger since it was introduced after. Now I don't know if Browning specificity had Luger's design in mind when he made his .380 round, but it would have definitely been available to him.

The .380 was designed to be a self-defense round versus the 9mm Luger that was created specificity for military applications. Both were designed to be used in a blow back systems so its logical to assume that Browning did base his .380 ACP on the 9mm Luger.

Also the 9mm Luger was designed to be a more powerful round than Luger's previous design the 7.65 Luger at 7.65 x 21mm
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The 9mm Luger (parabellum) is a high pressure round that shares little with the .380. Yes bullet diameter are the same, normal bullet weights are different. .380 - 90 gr and 9mm 115-147 gr.

The 9mm is unsuited to blowback pistols as the spring tension and slide mass must be sufficient to contain the pressure. Most 9mm pistols are locked breech designs. SMG's are blowback because much heavier bolts are possible in those larger designs.

The cases are very different. The .380 is a straight walled case with a smaller base than the 9mm. The 9mm has a pronounced taper.

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I had a Bersa Thunder in 380 once and it reminded me of a 22 shooting Stingers out of it. Very controllable



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