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Old 06-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #41
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Common sense tells me those little 380s was not designed for hot loads!! Great gun for what they are designed for!! If you want to shoot hotter or bigger rounds buy a bigger gun-
My inexpensive S&W Bodyguard 380 could handle +P rounds(tho you wouldn't wanna shoot many, fairly painful)
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I know I don't want to get shot by a .380 much less a .22 short....380 is fine for me....Face and body shots count the most.....
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I know I don't want to get shot by a .380 much less a .22 short....380 is fine for me....Face and body shots count the most.....
Cleaning my little 380 yesterday!! 380 round is almost the same size as the 9mm!! Real close, just a touch shorter!! I'm with you, 380 is fine to carry!! But I do practice with it a lot!!
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Cleaning my little 380 yesterday!! 380 round is almost the same size as the 9mm!! Real close, just a touch shorter!! I'm with you, 380 is fine to carry!! But I do practice with it a lot!!
.380 is 9x17mm, makarov is 9x18mm, parabellum is 9x19mm
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.380 is 9x17mm, makarov is 9x18mm, parabellum is 9x19mm
So the 380 is about /2mm shorter than 9mm round!! Same width!! You would think they could make a gun that shoots both! With 2 different mags of course!! I guess gun MF wouldn't be to hip with that idea as popular as both calibers are!!
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.380 is 9x17mm, makarov is 9x18mm, parabellum is 9x19mm
And the largo (not luger) is 9x23 . I believe Winchester developed a 9x23 also?
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So the 380 is about /2mm shorter than 9mm round!! Same width!! You would think they could make a gun that shoots both! With 2 different mags of course!! I guess gun MF wouldn't be to hip with that idea as popular as both calibers are!!
The Astra 400 can shoot the 9mm largo, the 9mm steyr, and I think some other caliber. It can shoot the 9mm Luger, but would need a chamber sleeve.
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The .380 will do the job, so will the .32 acp which was used for many years in Europe by police and military. You underestimate calibers. The human body likes no projectile to enter it. It hurts a lot and can kill you.
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The .380 will do the job, so will the .32 acp which was used for many years in Europe by police and military. You underestimate calibers. The human body likes no projectile to enter it. It hurts a lot and can kill you.
We all can agree that 380s can kill! But the smaller the caliber the more critical shot placement needs to be!! For instance, a 380 shot in the leg is miles a part from a 357mag shot in the leg!! If nothing else, the knockdown power of the mag round is way more valuable than the 380 shot that will likely not slow Down the BG, especially if they are high on drugs!! Nothing wrong with carrying a 380 but you better put in the range time !!
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Somebody mentioned Glaser Safety Slugs. They can be devastating for an up close and personal encounter. But the up close part is the key. After about 7 yards they can start to tumble end-over-end, so you can't be sure the ball in front will make first contact. If it doesn't, all you have is a lightweight piece of brass hitting the perp. It may or may not stop him. It may just serve to piss him/her off. So it depends upon the distance between you and the BG.
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