Thursday, December 31, 2009

Can you shoot .380ACP in a .38 Super? Can you shoot .38 Super in a .380?

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I am not sure why, but I have been getting many hits to this site using several variations of those questions. I ignored the first couple of hits, but after receiving many subsequent hits, I reconsidered.

The short answer is “no.”

The information below was clipped from this site.

The .380 is NOT the same as the .38 Super or .38 Auto or .38 ACP. They have longer cases and higher pressures. The big boys will not fit properly in a .380. Likewise, don't try to shoot a .380 in a pistol chambered for the .38 Auto or .38 Super. The case length of the .380 is .680" and the .38 Super (and the .38 ACP) are .900" long. For reference, the 9mm Luger/Para is .754" case length.
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