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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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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was at the range in Dallas next to a guy with Ruger p85, 9mm. He popped a round or two, then dud and had to manually cycle it. I commented that Ruger was dependable so he must have gotten a bad lot of ammo. He said he had loaded a clip of .380 and tried it. Only half of then cycled, but the rest fired and hit 7 yard target. his reason was survival or emergency training, which made some sense.