I followed the link in your claim of the 380 having 94 percent less recoil than 9 mm.
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The .380 typically has a higher muzzle velocity than the 9mm. In fact, if you shoot from a 9mm handgun and a .380 handgun that weigh the same, the .380 will have 94% less recoil than the 9mm. All representatives employed by Delta Defense, LLC. Are they a numerous as 9mm Luger?
Are you a big-gun slinger, a compact 9mm shooter, or do you prefer the .380 pocket pistols?
I was an avid 9mm shooter. He can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about hunting and recreational shooting. El Cal.
Your FREE book download is on its way to your inbox. The 9mm and .380 both have the same diameter bullet, but the 9mm casing and overall length is longer. Concealed Carry Association is more than just a story…. Pistol has become more manageable by the availability of the ported models. This is literally people's lives we're talking about.
I am looking at a subcompact, and 9mm rounds out of a small gun can be jumpy. I drew all firearms specifications from manufacturer websites.
In some ways, the low power of the .380 ACP is actually one of its strengths, depending on how you look at it. The Glock 42 and 43, like all Glock models, field-strip easily and are simple to clean.
Higher PSI means more force acting against the bullet to accelerate it out of the gun. Of my two EDCs, one is a .380 and the other is a 9mm. The 380 is excellent at normal pistol distances Both firearms have a double stack magazine and an extremely comfortable grip.If I can't have a 1911 or Star PD in 45, it is the 380 for me. For most, the answer is yes. I used to carry it a lot !!! Try one of these pistols, you will see the difference.
Hello! The 1911 had a safety because its original design was intended to be carried cocked & locked, hammer cocked back ready to fire & the safety on. My main carry is a compact Springfield XDS 9mm 3.3", but it is quite a bit larger and heavier than my .380. as always great informative article ,i have several handguns i carry but often end up with my little ruger, it has never failed to feed or had any issues at all and i have fed it many types of ammo., so i feel as confident with it as i do my glock.
Having been shot with the small 9mm and a Federal HST, I assure you that these are potent. My wife has had carpal tunnel surgery and as a result weak wrists.
Guarantee 124grain 9mm HSTs would have greater tissue disruption and penetration depth.
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The 9mm gives you the best of all worlds: magazine capacity, control, and power. There has been an error with your Email Subscription. Indeed, the 9mm does have a lot to offer in terms of power and control, making it one of the most well-rounded handgun cartridges in my opinion. My personal choice for everyday concealed carry is the Kimber Micro 9, as I like its slightly smaller frame, lighter weight and more rounded “print.” As mentioned earlier, your own carry decisions need to be a balance of personal factors.
Make that a PPK/S and a P365. .380 vs 9mm: Recoil Among the most blatant arguments for the .380 ACP is the caliber is much milder. At the end of the day, part of buying a gun is finding the right fit for you. Across all brands of ammo, the Glocks shot with the highest velocities and thus were also harder-hitting in terms of actual force delivered into their targets. For me, the additional 1 to 4 ounces in weight and slightly longer barrels in the 9mm subcompacts balance the higher foot-pounds of the 9mm into a similar experience of felt recoil.
While .380 ACP is x17mm Vs. 9mm Luger's x19mm, it is not 11% less powder or 11% less energy. Love the quality of it and that it is so thin. It was purchased only for personal protection.
Looking at handloading numbers, both .380 and 9mm data using Hornady 90gr HP XTP using the same powders the 9th Ed Hornady manual calls for almost 25% more powder for minimum loads on 9mm compared to the minimum loads in .380 ACP. .380 is loaded to 21psi, 9mm loaded to 31-35kpsi.
, which has a long history of success in the field, most other cartridges in production are going to have a hard time squaring off with the 9mm – and for good reason. I’ve emailed to many
Thanks for your time and effort. It’s been (unfairly) stereotyped as an underpowered cartridge for almost as long as it’s been around, and ballistic tests place the.
It’s a heavier cartridge that produces significantly more energy (including recoil energy) than the .380 ACP.
Get the 74th edition of the World's Greatest Gun Book. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nycYxb-zNwc. But that doesn’t mean the .380 vs 9mm conversation is dead and buried. There barrel isn't long enough to need porting !!!!! El 9mm Parabellum es un formidable calibre de uso militar, inadecuado la mayoría de las veces para ser usado por civiles ignorantes en ciudades. The Shield EZ is a great idea for new and disabled shooters.
The length of the bullet is also important, this is generally impacted by weight since fitting more mass in the same diameter requires either a heavier material or making it longer. I have long been well aware of their considerable differences, relative advantages and relative disadvantages. In the military this is called Condition 1. It is for home defence because getting a CC in Maryland is tough to say the least. In regard to accuracy, I shot best overall with the Glock 42 out of the .380s and the Glock 43 and Kimber Micro 9 out of the 9mms, which admittedly is likely more about me than the guns. This is not such a big reduction in firepower, especially considering the reduction in recoil, as is so often implied.
Lots of good information. Cartridge.
The .380 is designed as a backup option for police and undercover operatives as a last measure of self defense.
Also, for all of you doomsday preppers looking for the best survival round, the 9mm clearly wins that one as well due to the fact that you’re more likely to come across 9mm ammo than other cartridges.
Where the tiny 9mm once struggled on the FBI penetration (12 to 18 inches) and expansion (1.5 times the original diameter) tests, there are select loads that pass. Think of the old adage, “A hit with .22 is better than a miss with 10mm.”.
Unfortunately, the .380 never lived up to its true potential as a service pistol and was overshadowed by the performance of the 9mm. Whoa.
I’ve lost a lot of strength in my hands but still deer hunt with a crossbow & 7mm 08 and use a 12 gauge for turkey and duck...but dog gone it, I cannot successfully handle a 9mm. Remember, the .380 isn’t an ineffective round by stretch of the imagination.
I am very comfortable on range with 9mm.
One other point is that your muzzle energy units are incorrect. The most recognizable difference between the 9mm and the 380 is the length of their shells. It is only a .25, though. The cartridge holds a bullet the same diameter as the 9mm (.355”) but in a smaller case with diminished capacity (roughly speaking, 15% less than the 9mm in … Ugh, I hate auto correct. Many errors that made me stop and re-read to figure out what you meant.