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Old 12-27-2015, 12:11 AM   #1
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What is the difference between .380 ACP and .380 Auto? They look exactly the same but cost different.
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the only difference is the cost. it is the same old round that got an updated name change.

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.380 ACP, .380 Auto, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, 917mm and 9mm Browning Court are all the exact same cartridge.
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.380 ACP, .380 Auto, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, 917mm and 9mm Browning Court are all the exact same cartridge.
So I could shoot all of these rounds in my LCP?
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So I could shoot all of these rounds in my LCP?
Yep...

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Note, a "9mm browning" is different from a "9mm luger" (standard 9mm,)

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I had to look it up (ACP) "Automatic Colt Pistol"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.380_ACP
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Be careful some 380 guns may be able to fire a 9mm round and vice versa but that's not always the case. They are different rounds and for a reason.
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.380 ACP, .380 Auto, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, 917mm and 9mm Browning Court are all the exact same cartridge.
Whoops. The bullet is the same. The cartridges are different lengths and charge/pressures differ greatly. A .380 is a 9mm short (and used to be called that). Not a good idea to shoot a 9mm in a .380 due to pressure ratings.
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