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Old 01-31-2012, 10:12 PM   #21
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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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Old 03-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #22
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I shot the 380. The other day and it is now one of my favorite pistols now I just loved it so much I can't even explain how I felt



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Can you at least describe what the pistol actually was?

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I have a S&W Bodyguard 380. Great carry gun. Hate shooting the thing. It is by far the most uncomfortable to shoot of all the firearms I have. The webbing of my hand still hurts from going to the range 2 nights ago.

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The gun is a High-point with a ghost sight 4" long.

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The .380 is an OK round. The low recoil gives it fine accuracy. High Sandard made a fine .380 Target pistol. Browning had a .380 with with target sights that shot great. The Colt Mustangs and .380 Gvmt. were great handguns. Problem is it has been chambered in some real junk pistols.

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The .380 is an OK round. The low recoil gives it fine accuracy. High Sandard made a fine .380 Target pistol. Browning had a .380 with with target sights that shot great. The Colt Mustangs and .380 Gvmt. were great handguns. Problem is it has been chambered in some real junk pistols.
Wait a minute. Are you telling me someone makes a 380 that doesn't try to separate your thumb from the rest of your fingers? Nahh. I don't believe you.
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The Sig P238 is the easiest shooting gun that I have ever encountered.

You can shoot it all day or at least until your sick of reloading those 6 round mags.

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Wait a minute. Are you telling me someone makes a 380 that doesn't try to separate your thumb from the rest of your fingers? Nahh. I don't believe you.
Yep that's what I am telling you it didn't try taking mine off


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